In celebration of Black History Month, the Montpelier Arts Center is hosting a three-week series of talkson the life and works of author Alice Walker, Feb. 2, 9 and 16 at 7 p.m.Special emphasis in the series is on her novel, "The Color Purple" and the film based on that book.The series will include the film, Walker's poetry and her significance as an author who helped reframe the topic of the African-American experience. The sessions will be led by Karen Arnold, PhD.,former poet-in-residence at the arts center. This is a great opportunity to review Alice Walker's work, make some new friends and participate in a lively discussion. Admission is free. Call 301-377-7800 for more information.