IU Southeast Writing Project sponsors author night with Jacqueline Woodson

22nd January 2014

NEW ALBANY, IN (Jan. 22, 2014) – The IU Southeast Writing Project is bringing Newbery award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson to speak to students and teachers in southern Indiana.

Woodson, recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and winner of three Newbery Honor Medals, will be speaking at Scribner Middle School as part of the “Authors as Artists” event.  The discussion will take place from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23.

The primary focus of “Authors as Artists” is to develop the writing craft among in-service and pre-service teachers.  The professional development for teachers will begin at 4 p.m. with a dinner following at 5:30.

Woodson has authored many children and young adult books including “This is the Rope,” “I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This” and “Coming on Home Soon.”

Her book “Each Kindness” won a myriad of awards including: Best Book of 2012 by the School Library Journal, the 2013 Jane Addams Peace Award, 2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award, and Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

Additionally, Woodson will visit with students at Scribner Middle School and Silver Creek Elementary School to read to the students and discuss the craft of writing from the mind’s eye of the author.

For additional information contact IU Southeast writing project coordinator Kevin Sue Bailey at (812) 786-1998 or email iuswp@ius.edu. This event is free and open to the public.

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