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Join Laurie Halse Anderson as she discusses SHOUT at Barnes & Noble - Tulsa

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Join the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson, for a discussion with Kimberly Johnson, CEO of Tulsa City-County Library, and signing of her highly-anticipated new book SHOUT – a searing, poetic memoir for the #MeToo era. This event is ticketed; please see below for important information about entry. Due to mature content, ages 13+ are suggested.

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SIGNING INFORMATION:

Laurie will sign following the discussion with Kimberly Johnson, CEO of Tulsa City-County Library, and audience Q&A. You must purchase a copy of SHOUT via a General Admission ticket or from B&N Tulsa to enter the signing line. Laurie will sign additional books purchased in store or brought from home.

About SHOUT:

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice-- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.

About Laurie Halse Anderson:

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and new adults. Combined, her books have sold more than 8 million copies. She has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short-listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English.

In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes. Find out more about Laurie by following her on Twitter at @halseanderson, Instagram at halseanderson, Facebook at writerlady, and Pinterest at halseanderson or by visiting her website, madwomanintheforest.com.

About Kimberly Johnson:

Kimberly Johnson moved to Tulsa from the Bronx borough of New York, earning her B.A. from The University of Tulsa and a master’s in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma.

Passionate about Oklahoma’s rich African-American culture, Johnson joined the Tulsa City-County Library in 1998 as the coordinator of the African-American Resource Center at Rudisill Regional Library. There, Johnson established the library’s first countywide public tour of Oklahoma’s historic all-black towns, and developed partnerships with publishing companies that have resulted in visits by renowned authors such as the Pulitzer Prize winner Edward P. Jones. Johnson also is credited with creating the first countywide public reading project, “Tulsa Metro Reads,” as well as a readers and writers conference that was televised nationally on C-SPAN/Book TV.

Johnson has held seven positions in her 20 years at TCCL including chief innovation officer and chief operating officer. She was instrumental in customizing library buildings and services to meet the demands of the 21st century users, and led the library through a new customer-centered service model that focuses on providing convenience and removing barriers to service.

Johnson also opened a Starbucks coffee shop inside the newly renovated $55 million Central Library – making this the only public library in the country to garner such a partnership.

In January 2017, Johnson was named chief executive officer of the Tulsa City-County Library. She is the first African-American CEO in the library’s history. As CEO, she leads 24 branch locations in 10 cities throughout Tulsa County, and is the strategic force that ensures that the library evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers.


IMPORTANT TICKETING & ADMITTANCE INFORMATION:

  • Tickets are required to attend. Seating is limited, and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Purchase of a ticket guarantees entrance to the event, but may not necessarily guarantee a seat at the event, as later arrivals may be placed in standing room only.
  • General Admission includes a 20% discounted copy of SHOUT and entrance to the signing line. Due to mature content, ages 13+ are suggested.
  • Entrance for Two with Book Purchase grants admission for two guests to the discussion and Q&A, includes one 20% discounted copy of SHOUT, and entrance for one to the signing line. All guests who wish to enter the signing line must have a copy of SHOUT, additional copies of which can also be purchased on site. To purchase an Entrance for Two with Book Purchase, you will add TWO of these tickets into your cart, which total a general admission price (i.e. the cost of the book) and guarantee admittance for two. Due to mature content, ages 13+ are suggested.
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