Meet the New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson in Reid Memorial Library Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Ms. Anderson will discuss writing, her novel Speak, which addresses sexual assault and other related topics.
Copies of Speak, Twisted, The Impossible Knife of Memory, Catalyst, and Wintergirls will be available for purchase - cash or check only. Attendees may also bring their own copies of any of her books and she will sign them after her presentation.
Admission is free. All are welcome.
About the Author 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 twice nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. 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. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheese steaks 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.
New York Times Bestselling Author Two-time National Book Award nominee 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Candidate 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award, American Association of Community Colleges 2015 Intellectual Freedom Award, National Council of Teachers of English 2011 Free Speech Defender Award, National Coalition Against Censorship 2010 School Library Month Spokesperson for American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of American Library Association (ALA) 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award, given by the American Library Association for significant and lasting achievement in young adult literature 2008 Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) Award, given to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature 2002 Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation The above information was reproduced with permission by the author.
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