Putnam students read poems at Alice Walker birthday celebration

Caroline Jones, 12, reads Alice Walker's poem, "Woman," during a Feb. 9 Georgia Writers Museum celebration of the author's birthday.

By Don Richeson / Staff

EATONTON -- Several youngsters read poems as part of the open microphone portion of the Feb. 9 Georgia Writers Museum celebration of Alice Walker's birthday. The famed "Color Purple" author, who grew up in Putnam County, turned 73 on Feb. 9. Among the readers was Putnam County Middle School student Caroline Jones, 12, who read Walker's poem, "Woman."

Click on link below to view a Messenger videoclip of Caroline's reading:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fmKu8tvgM8

Be sure to pick up a copy of The Messenger's Feb. 16 print edition for more on the celebration.

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