Presented by AIR Serenbe, AJC Decatur Book Festival, Little Shop of Stories, and Grocery on Home:
Speaking of Making: An Evening with Jason Reynolds & Joe Waters
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Join us for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds, in conversation with Joe Waters, CEO and Co-Founder of Capita. We’ll explore Jason’s life, work, creative process, and why he’s on a campaign to inpsire young people to love books by not writing boring ones.
Jason Reynolds is the 2018 recipient of AIR Serenbe’s Mulberry Street Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist whose work explores the experience of childhood and growing up. He is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. Reynolds was the American Booksellers Association’s 2017 spokesperson for Indies First, and will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2018 celebration of School Library Month in April 2018, sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Jason’s many works of fiction include When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (co-written with Brendan Kiely), As Brave As You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. He lives in Washington, DC.
CEO and Co-Founder of Capita, a startup ideas lab working at the intersection of academic research, public policy, social innovation, design, and the arts. Capita explores how the great cultural and social transformations of our day affect young children, and they foster new ideas to ensure a future in which children and their families flourish. Joe is the former Executive Vice President at Institute for Child Success and the new Board Chairman for AIR Serenbe. capitasocial.org