Jacqueline Woodson to Read at Lit House
Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House
CHESTERTOWN, MD—On Tuesday, February 4, at 4 p.m., Washington College will welcome children’s and young-adult author Jacqueline Woodson to the Rose O’Neill Literary House for “An Afternoon of Fiction.” Co-sponsored by the Black Studies Program, the Department of Education, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Sophie Kerr Committee, Woodson’s reading is free and open to the public.
Jacqueline Woodson is the author of more than 25 books for children, middle-grade readers and young adults. Her books have earned countless awards, including three Newberry Honors, a Caldecott Honor, a Coretta Scott King Award, and recognition as a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2005, her young adult novel Miracle’s Boys was adapted into a miniseries that included directing by Spike Lee and acting by Tiki Barber, Dr. Dre, and Jorge Pasada. A resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., Woodson, she has said she will stop writing, “when I stop breathing.”
“An Afternoon of Fiction” occurs in conjunction with Washington College’s celebration of the 2014 African American Read-In, which is promoted by the National Council of Teachers of English. At 3 p.m., directly preceding Woodson’s event, members of the campus community are invited to read and share memorable selections from children’s and young adult literature by African American authors.
The Rose O’Neill Literary House is located at 407 Washington Avenue in Chestertown.
–Kimberly Uslin ’14