Linda Sue Park, children’s writer and poet, was born in Urbana, Illinois, grew up outside Chicago, and earned a BA at Stanford University. She is the author of numerous novels, picture books, and poetry collections for children. Park’s novels for teenage readers include Newbery Medalist A Single Shard (2001); When My Name Was Keoko (2002), which was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Bank Street; and A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (2010). Her picture books include The Firekeeper’s Son (2004, illustrated by Julie Downing) and Bee-bim Bop! (2005, illustrated by Ho Baek Lee). She lives with her family in Rochester, New York.
The UAB Writers' Series is an annual offering of the Creative Writing program. Nationally recognized authors are invited to UAB to give readings and participate in Q&A sessions.
Wednesday, February 27 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Alys Robinson Stephens Center
1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205