2017 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

Jacqueline Woodson to deliver 2017 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

Photo of Jacqueline Woodson

Title: "What Gets Left Behind: Stories From The Great Migration"
Date: April 1, 2017
Time: 7:00pm [Doors Open at 6:15pm]
Location: W. W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall, in the Darla Moore School of Business, at the University of South Carolina [1014 Greene Street, Columbia, SC]

FREE Tickets Are NOW AVAILABLE Lecture is SOLD OUT! However tickets to a local Screening Event are available too!


Originally established with funding from Scott Foresman to honor May Hill Arbuthnot, the lecture is now funded and administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association. The Lecture hosts roughly 250-700 attendees each year, depending on the selected venue. Audiences typically include: librarians, publishers, literary critics, intrigued local patrons, and others interested in children's literature.

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.

View the press release announcing the 2017 Arbuthnot Host Site

View the press release announcing Woodson as the 2017 Lecturer.

Host Location:

South Carolina State Library
Columbia, South Carolina