Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Her New Book, Red at the Bone

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First Baptist Greenville (Sanctuary)

847 Cleveland Street

Greenville, SC 29601

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National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson will be returning to Greenville to discuss her newest book, Red at the Bone, on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 7pm at First Baptist Greenville (in the sanctuary) The event is sponsored by First Baptist Greenville, with book sales through local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction.

Ms. Woodson will give a talk, take questions from the audience, then sign books.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets can be reserved in advance through the ticket link above or at the door while supplies last. We suggest arriving 30 minutes early for check in.

VIP tickets (limited to 50) will include two copies (one for yourself and one to gift) of Ms. Woodson's new book, Red at the Bone, and VIP ticketholders will have front-row seating and first access to the signing line.

In order to keep the line moving, there will be no posed photographs.

Please note that, as this will be a large event of over 200 attendees, Ms. Woodson will NOT be personalizing.

She will sign her new book and up to three backlist books per person. Books will be available for sale at the event.

If you cannot make the event, but would like any signed copies of Red at the Bone, please click tickets and choose that option.

We encourage you to support your community and the event by purchasing through Fiction Addiction. Additional copies of Red at the Bone and Ms. Woodson's backlist books will be available for sale at Fiction Addiction in advance of the event and at the event itself. The publisher will determine the success of the event (and our chances of getting other authors of Ms. Woodson's caliber) by the sales that we report.

First Baptist info: The main office door of the church is closed for construction, but the Narthex doors just to the right of the closure is the best way for folks to access the Sanctuary. The best entrance will be the main entrance off of Cleveland St. There is a monument sign there with our logo. There is parking to the right of that entrance along with access to the Sanctuary doors.

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About Red at the Bone:

As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody’s coming of age ceremony in her grandparents’ Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody’s mother, for her own ceremony—a celebration that ultimately never took place.

Unfurling the history of Melody’s parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they’ve paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives—even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.

Red at the Bone cover

About the author:
Jacqueline Woodson (http://jacquelinewoodson.com/) is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books including the 2016 New York Times-bestselling National Book Award finalist for adult fiction, Another Brooklyn. Among her many accolades, Woodson is a four-time National Book Award finalist, a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a two-time NAACP Image Award Winner, 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 and covers the time Jackson lived in Greenville's Nicholtown community during her childhood.

Woodson is also the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and recipient of the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. In 2015, she was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She lives with her family in New York.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call us at 864-675-0540 or email us at info@fiction-addiction.com

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be issued up to 1 day prior to the event. No shows have 30 days to stop by the store to redeem any books included in their event ticket.

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

No, but you'll need to show a picture ID that matches the name on the ticket.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please print a physical ticket and give it the person attending in your place.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

If you have a valid physical ticket we wll not check names.

Can I buy a ticket at the door?

Yes, if we have seats remaining at the event you can buy a ticket at the door.

Can I get my photo taken with the author?

In order to keep the line moving and allow the author to sign as many books as possible, no posed photographs will be allowed.

Will the author personalize?

As this will be a large event of over 200 attendees, Ms. Woodson will NOT be personalizing.

Can I buy a signed book even if I cannot make the event?

Yes, we have created a special ticket option just for this. Once you add the ticket to your card and click checkout you'll have the option to add on more copies as well so stock up for the holidays!

I can't attend, but I still want a signed book. What should I do?

Books can be ordered on our website (https://www.fiction-addiction.com/). Please indicate at checkout how you would like your book signed (just a signature or personalized to you or someone else) and then choose the appropriate shipping/pickup option. Please note that signed books will not ship until after the event date.

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First Baptist Greenville (Sanctuary)

847 Cleveland Street

Greenville, SC 29601

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