Columbia, SC– The pen behind more than two dozen books for children and teens, Jacqueline Woodson is coming to Columbia. Don’t miss your chance to see the beloved author during An Afternoon with Jacqueline Woodson from 3 – 5 p.m., Sunday, April 2 at Richland Library Sandhills. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Woodson plans to discuss her lifelong journey as a writer, reveal her own writing process and where she finds inspiration, and read passages from
her diverse body of work. After the author discussion, be sure to stick around for the book signing.
The American Library Association (ALA) chose Woodson to deliver the 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture on April 1, recognizing people who make significant contributions to children’s literature. The South Carolina State Library is hosting this year’s lecture, which is sold out, so Woodson has agreed to stay an extra day to meet her many fans at Richland Library Sandhills.
Woodson is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, a three-time National Book Award finalist and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. She was also recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.