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CityLit SWING with Kwame Alexander
September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CityLit hosts an evening with Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander, the recipient of CityLit Project’s 2018 Dambach Literary Service Award. The event will include a conversation with Alexander, live jazz music, lite fare, wine and a raffle.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale, from $15 to $100, through Eventbrite. Tickets purchased at the $100 level will receive (after publication in October) a signed copy of Kwame’s latest book Swing, where Kwame and co-author Mary Rand Hess tell a lyrical story about hope, courage, and love that will speak to anyone who’s struggled to find their voice.
Founding CityLit board member (and namer of “CityLit Project”) Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 28 children’s and young adult books, including Swing, Solo, and Rebound, the follow-up to his, Newbery Medal-winning middle-grade novel The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, a National Book Award nominee; The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game of Life, and the picture books Out of Wonder, Surf’s Up, and The Undefeated. The 2018 NEA Read Across America Ambassador, Kwame is also the host and producer of the literary variety/talk Facebook Watch show “Bookish,” the co-founding director of the LEAP for Ghana initiative, and the founding editor of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.