Author: Mary Alice Dillman

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry author of the drama, A Raisin in the Sun, had a background in Chicago as an African American. Her drama parallels a true episode from her life.

Summer in New York

Attempting to forget the past, “the world is wrong. You can’t put the past behind you. It’s buried in you; it has turned your flesh into its own cupboards. Not everything you remember is useful, but it all comes from the world to be stored … read more.

The Island of TINOS

Tinos Island in the Aegean Sea has a soul. It is a canvas of the beauty of nature. The golden sand beaches, country chapels, white-washed homes and buildings, ravines, tiered mountainsides, and unforgettable violet-colored sunsets dramatize beautiful scenery.

Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is the author of The Underground Railroad (2016), the 2018 Common Book for all first-year students at Otterbein University. On Tuesday, October 23, I had the privilege of hearing this Pulitzer Prize finalist expound on his metaphoric use of “underground railroad,” meaning the … read more.