Thursday, October 25, 2007

Author Jacqueline Woodson will be in Columbia Friday, Nov. 30, 2007

Award winning author Jacqueline Woodson will be visiting Columbia on Friday, November 30, 2007. Her visit is sponsored by the University of South Carolina’s Department of English, the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy, the University Libraries, and the Thomas Cooper Society.

Ms. Woodson is the author of over 40 books for children and teens including the award winners: Locomotion, Coming on Home Soon, Hush, The Other Side, and Miracle’s Boys. To learn more about her, see her website

Ms. Woodson will address Columbia metro area middle and high school students at 10 a.m. in the Creighton Middle School Auditorium.

At 2:30 p.m., she will meet with a group of twenty five writers and students of creative writing in the Graniteville Room of the Thomas Cooper Library. Advance registration is required. To register call: 777-8154 or email

A reception and book signing sponsored by the Thomas Cooper Society will follow Ms. Woodson’s informal writers’ workshop at 4:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public and guests will have the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed.

[posted on behalf of Ellen Shuler Executive Director of the South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy]

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