An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School

2305 Pierce St., Edgewater, CO 80214

Experience an evening with best-selling author Jacqueline Woodson. Celebrated for her passionate storytelling, Woodson reflects on her journey from embellishing childhood tales to receiving acclaim for her poetic prowess.

From "Brown Girl Dreaming" to "The Day You Begin," her works have charmed readers of all ages, earning her numerous awards, including the National Book Award and MacArthur Fellowship. Don't miss the story behind the books, including a Q&A session followed by a book signing.

ESL and ASL Services Available
Live translation in Spanish is available for this event. Register online, and a headset will be available for you the night of the event to listen in Spanish. For ASL interpretation, please contact asl@jeffcolibrary.org, opens a new window by March 29 to secure on-site ALS interpretation.

 

Schedule at a Glance

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Jacqueline Woodson presentation with Q&A

6:30 – 7 p.m.  Book sales and signing

Books will be available for purchase, and you will have the opportunity to have one book signed by Jacqueline Woodson. To ensure everyone has the chance to meet the acclaimed author, we kindly ask attendees to limit their signing to one book per person.

Book Purchases

Bookies is the official bookseller for this event. Visit bookiesbookstore.com, opens a new window to snag a copy of one of Jacqueline Woodson's beloved books.

About Jacqueline Woodson

Woodson's work weaves lyrical language and powerful images to create rich and emotional stories exploring the complex intersections of race, class, gender, family and American history.

While she struggled with reading as a child, she recognized early on that writing made her happiest. An enduring love of narrative drove her to create worlds that reflect the lives of people from all walks of life. The breadth of her storytelling is remarkable, ranging from fiction to poetry to picture books — and her writing moves seamlessly between adult fiction and works for young people.

With more than two dozen award-winning books to her credit, her bestsellers include "Red at the Bone," the National Book Award-winning "Brown Girl Dreaming" and the Newbery Honor-Winning titles: "Feathers" and "Show Way."

Works by Jacqueline Woodson

Funding provided through the Metropolitan Football Stadium District and Jefferson County.

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