True Lit: Fayetteville Literary Festival - October 1 – 5, 2014

Fayetteville Literary Festival

We're proud to announce that Jacqueline Woodson will headline the 2014 True Lit Festival!

Woodson has written 27 titles for children and young adults, from picture books to YA novels including Each Kindness, Beneath the Meth Moon, Feathers, and Miracle’s Boys, the last of which was adapted into a miniseries directed by Spike Lee. Woodson has been awarded three Newbery Honors, a Coretta Scott King Award and 3 Coretta Scott King Honors, a Caldecott Honor, a Margaret A. Edwards Award and an ALAN Award, both for Lifetime Achievement in YA Literature. Most recently, she was the 2013 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

During the festival, Woodson will be the featured speaker at the Young Author’s Series for Fayetteville Public Schools’ fourth graders, the Blair Lecture Series for tenth graders, andat a public presentation for the FPL Author Series at the Fayetteville Public Library. Woodson’s books are often written from an adolescence point of view and deal with the difficulties young people face including gender, race, and class issues. Her characters are relatable to young readers seeking their own discovery of self.

The public is invited to hear Woodson speak at Fayetteville Public Library on Friday, October 3  at 7 p.m.

For more information about Woodson, please visit her website.