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2017 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Featuring Jacqueline Woodson

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W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall

Darla Moore School of Business at USC

Columbia, SC 29201

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About the Lecture

The annual May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, sponsored by the Association of Library Service to Children, features a distinguished speaker in the field of children's literature. To learn more, visit the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture website. ALSC established the lecture series in 1969 with sponsorship from Scott, Foresman and Company. The lectureship is now funded and administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association and the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.

About Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming. The author of more than two dozen books for young readers, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, the 2014 National Book Award winner for young people’s literature, a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.

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Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Book signing and reception, with support from the South Carolina State Library Foundation, to follow. All events are free but require a ticket.


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the Discovery Parking Garage across from the facility. http://moore.sc.edu/about/insidethemooreschool/visit/maps/campusmap.aspx. Additional parking may be available at meters or surface parking. Handicapped parking is available in designated places. State law allows persons with valid handicapped plates or placards to park in metered parking spaces for any length of time and without feeding the meter. For further parking assistance, please contact the South Carolina State Library at 803.734.8666.

Accessibility

A sign language interpreter will be provided.

What can I bring into the event?

Doors will open for seating at 6:15 p.m. No food or beverages are allowed in the auditorium. Books will be available for purchase at the event or you may bring your own book to be signed. The book signing will be limited to one book per person and will require a (free) ticket. Signing takes place after the lecture is finished.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For publicity and public relations, please contact Sean Gruber at sgruber@statelibrary.sc.gov or (803) 734-0462. For general questions, please contact Andersen Cook at acook@statelibrary.sc.gov (803) 545-4432.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You are not required to bring your ticket to the event, but you are required to register for the event in order to attend. Tickets are free.

Can I register my class or large group?

Classes and groups are welcome to attend, but individuals must register separately. We request that groups that wish to sit together plan to arrive early for seating.

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Darla Moore School of Business at USC

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