Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winner Author Visit
Author Edward P. Jones will participate in an interactive videoconference for high school students October 18 at 1 p.m. He will be at Cooperating School Districts and we have set a four site limit for participating schools, for social studies and language arts students. We’re very excited by this opportunity! The New York Times bestselling author has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of short stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short-listed for the National Book Award. He has taught fiction writing at several universities. His newest collection is called All Aunt Hagar’s Children. Jones will answer students’ questions on the writing process and his historical research. A question and answer session will conclude the videoconference. For historians and writers alike, this is a videoconference not to be missed!