November 7, 2023 7:30 p.m.End:
November 7, 2023 9 p.m.Location: Student Center, Ballroom
The Ball State Writer-in-Residence program is thrilled to host Newbery Honor-winning author Alicia D. Williams in Muncie the week of November 6-10, 2023, to read, write, learn, and talk with students in our community schools and after-school programs, and engage with community members around her award-winning books.
Free public evening events on Ball State’s campus will include a talk on writing for young people and a fiction reading followed by an on-stage interview with Ball State alum - and New York Times bestselling memoirist - Ashley C. Ford.
These evening events will also feature a literary fair, book sales, signing, and refreshments. Williams will be reading from her award-winning middle-grade novel “Genesis Begins Again.” In addition, Burris fifth grade students will be studying two picture books: “Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston” and “Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress.”
Tuesday, November 7
“Writing for Young People” with Alicia D. Williams, 7:30 p.m. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom, Ball State University. Free and open to all. No tickets required.