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16th Annual Signatures Author Series Features Jesmyn Ward, Author of “Sing, Unburied, Sing”

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UPDATED OCTOBER 9, 2020 – A virtual ticket option is now available!

THE WOODLANDS, TX – The John Cooper School is pleased to present the 16th Annual Signatures Author Series on Friday, December 4, featuring Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and bestselling author. Frequently likened to such authors as William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, Ward’s richly drawn characters and distinctive poetic style of writing illuminates the Black experience in America. Her three novels, Where the Line Bleeds, Salvage the Bones, and Sing, Unburied, Sing, are all set on the Gulf Coast and tell tales of hope and struggle.

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The much-anticipated Signatures luncheon event, held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, also features visiting authors, book signings, a VIP reception and an auction of an item signed by the author. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to a local literacy organization. The venue requires masks and social distancing for all attendees and staff.

Table and underwriting sponsorships are available at varying levels online as well as individual reservations for $150 each.  A virtual ticket option is also available. Information and applications to participate as a Visiting Author are also available online and are being accepted through October 9 to be included in pre-event publicity. For more information, call 281.367.0900 ext. 2441 or go to




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The John Cooper School is a Pre-kindergarten – Grade 12 independent, college preparatory day school that has been serving The Woodlands and greater Houston area since 1988. For more information, visit