Occidental’s Community Book Program | President Elam and Jacqueline Woodson in Conversation

Join Occidental College President Harry J. Elam Jr. in conversation with Jacqueline Woodson, author of Red at the Bone: A Novel.


Aug18
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
2020-08-18 14:00:00 2020-08-18 15:30:00 Occidental’s Community Book Program | President Elam and Jacqueline Woodson in Conversation

Join Occidental College President Harry J. Elam Jr. in conversation with Jacqueline Woodson, author of Red at the Bone: A Novel, on Tuesday, August 18 at 2 p.m. This will be the first event in the College’s new Community Book Program, in which the entire Oxy community will be invited to read the same book and come together to discuss its themes and importance through shared programs.

The theme for this year is “Oxy Reads Together: One College, One Book.” Red at the Bone: A Novel is President Elam’s personal choice as the first community book. Woodson is the best-selling author of more than two dozen award-winning books. She is a four-time National Book Award finalist; a four-time Newbery Honor winner; a two-time NAACP Image Award winner, Former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Laureate in 2018 and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her New York Times-bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, received the National Book Award in 2014. Her novel, Another Brooklyn, was a National Book Award Finalist in 2016. 

Registration for the event is required, and is open to all community members. Register here for the event. Registrants will be sent Zoom event information prior to August 18.

We will be collecting questions for the author in advance, using this form. Questions must be submitted by Thursday, August 13.

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Event Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Join Occidental College President Harry J. Elam Jr. in conversation with Jacqueline Woodson, author of Red at the Bone: A Novel, on Tuesday, August 18 at 2 p.m. This will be the first event in the College’s new Community Book Program, in which the entire Oxy community will be invited to read the same book and come together to discuss its themes and importance through shared programs.

The theme for this year is “Oxy Reads Together: One College, One Book.” Red at the Bone: A Novel is President Elam’s personal choice as the first community book. Woodson is the best-selling author of more than two dozen award-winning books. She is a four-time National Book Award finalist; a four-time Newbery Honor winner; a two-time NAACP Image Award winner, Former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Laureate in 2018 and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her New York Times-bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, received the National Book Award in 2014. Her novel, Another Brooklyn, was a National Book Award Finalist in 2016. 

Registration for the event is required, and is open to all community members. Register here for the event. Registrants will be sent Zoom event information prior to August 18.

We will be collecting questions for the author in advance, using this form. Questions must be submitted by Thursday, August 13.

Sponsored by: Dean of the College
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