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Carnegie Author Series featuring Wil Haygood

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Carnegie Author Series featuring Wil Haygood

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General Admission
Seats are first come, first served.
Jan 27, 2019 Free  

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Author Talk featuring Wil Haygood

Sunday, Jan. 27
Main Library


1 p.m. | Library Opens

Free parking in Main Library's attached garage. General admission seating begins in the second floor Reading Room.


2 p.m. | Author Talk 


2:45 p.m. | Audience Q&A


3 p.m. | Book Signing 

The Friends of the Library will sell a selection of the author's books near the book signing table, or you can bring your personal copy to have signed. 

 



ABOUT WIL HAYGOOD

For nearly three decades Wil Haygood was a journalist, serving as a national and foreign correspondent at The Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and then at The Washington Post. He is currently a Visiting Distinguished Professor in the department of media, journalism and film at Miami University and the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at Washington College.


Haygood has authored multiple nonfiction books including
The Butler: A Witness to History (2013); Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America (2015); In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. (2003) among others. 

In fall 2018, he published
Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing, and curated an art book related to the Harlem Renaissance titled I, Too, Sing America.

Haygood has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and the 2017 Patrick Henry Fellowship Literary Award for his research on Tigerland. He lives in Washington, D.C.

About Tigerland

An emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated East High School in Columbus, Ohio, who in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win Ohio’s state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.




EVENT FAQs

Where should I park and how much will it cost?  Free parking in Main Library’s garage will be offered during all Author Talks. Garage capacity is 375 vehicles and its entrance on Library Park North is accessible off Grant Avenue.

If the garage is full, metered street parking and surface lots surround Main Library. Fees may vary.


What time does seating begin? 
Main Library opens at 1 p.m. and first come, first served seating begins in the second floor Reading Room. The program will begin at 2 p.m.


Are there assigned seats? 
No. Seating is general admission. Reserved handicapped accessible seats will be available.


Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?
  If the event is sold out, guests with proof of registration (mobile or printed) will be seated prior to those who did not pre-register.


What happens if the event is sold out?
Join the waitlist and you will be notified when seats become available based on your placement on the list.

Also, the Reading Room at Main Library is an open space on the second floor. Balcony viewing on the third floor may be available, but seating is not guaranteed.


What is the cancellation policy? 
This is a free event. If you cannot attend after you have registered, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible to make room for other guests who may be on the waitlist.


Can I record the program? 
We encourage you to take photos and share them using the hashtag #CarnegieAuthorSeries, but recording is not permitted.


Will the author's books be available for checkout or purchase? 
  A selection of the author's books will be for sale in the Library Store prior to the program and in the Reading Room at the conclusion of the event. Proceeds from the book sale benefit the Friends of the Library. 

Main Library will have a special display of the author's books and similar titles ready for checkout free with your library card.

Have questions about Carnegie Author Series featuring Wil Haygood? Contact Columbus Metropolitan Library

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Columbus Metropolitan Library
Main Library
96 South Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)


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