We continue asking writers for stories about their inspiration. Justin Torres, author of We The Animals, talks about trying to find his place as a young writer and reading Dorothy Allison's book Bastard Out of Carolina. He met her and she became a mentor. So we call up Dorothy Allison and she talks about the writer that turned her world upside down - Toni Morrison. She says that the author of Sula and The Bluest Eye allowed her to go inside a world she did not know and see both pain and beauty.
Dick then visits with , who has spent years making art based on the life of American slaves. She has studied the slave narratives in the Library of Congress, and built life-size castings of people in her work Bloodlines.