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Jamaica Kincaid to headline January FTRF fundraiser in Seattle

Thursday, December 20, 2012  
Posted by: Jonathan Kelley
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The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is pleased to present author Jamaica Kincaid as the featured speaker at its annual banned/challenged author event in conjunction with the 2013 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Kincaid is an award-winning writer originally from Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the RiverAnnie JohnThe Autobiography of My MotherMy Brother, and Mr. Potter.  Her 1990 short novel Lucy was challenged in 1994 at a Pennsylvania high school as "most pornographic."

"This author event has become a great tradition for the Freedom to Read Foundation," said FTRF Executive Director Barbara Jones.  "I'm so thrilled to include Jamaica Kincaid, whose writing is always so compelling and important, as among the authors supporting the critical work of this organization."  Featured authors in past years have included John Green, Sandra Cisneros, Chris Crutcher, and Lauren Myracle.

There will be a wine & dessert reception immediately following Ms. Kincaid's talk. She will be signing copies of Lucy and her forthcoming novel, See Now Then.  A limited number copies of each book will be available to attendees for an additional donation when purchasing their tickets.

For tickets and more information, please visit

This event is open to the public and is sponsored by Macmillan.

Event Details 

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013 

Time: 7:30-10:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)

Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. (a short walk from the Convention Center)

Talk by author Jamaica Kincaid, followed by reception and book signing.

Suggested donation: $20.00 General • $15.00 FTRF members • $10.00 students/reduced income

Note: seating is limited – you must have a ticket to ensure attendance. Questions? Contact Jonathan Kelley at or call (800) 545-2433 x4226.


The Freedom to Read Foundation is a First Amendment legal defense organization affiliated with the American Library Association.

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