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An Evening with Renée Watson

Date: 5:00pm PST December 3, 2015 Location: South Chapel, Graduate Campus

  • Renée Watson
    Renée Watson

South Chapel, Graduate Campus

Please join us at Lewis & Clark for an evening with writer, performer, and educator Renée Watson.

Renée will read from her new Young Adult novel, This Side of Home, which is set in Portland. There will be time for Q&A following the reading. 

This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. 

Please RSVP if you will be joining us. 

Event Details & Registration

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Time: 5-6:45 p.m

Registration for this event is now closed.

About the Presenter

Renée Watson is a 1996 graduate of Jefferson High School. Her work has received several honors, including an NAACP Image Award nomination in children’s literature. Renée has worked as a writer in residence for several years, teaching creative writing and theater in public schools and community centers throughout the nation. Her articles on teaching and arts education have been published in Rethinking Schools magazine and Oregon English Journal.

Her novel, What Momma Left Me, (Bloomsbury 2010), was named an ABC New Voices Pick for middle grade fiction. Her one woman show, Roses are Red Women are Blue, debuted at the Lincoln Center as a showcase for emerging artists. She is the author of Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills (Random House 2012),which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.  One of Renée’s passions is using the arts to help youth cope with trauma and discuss social issues. 


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