Renée Watson

About the Author

Renée Watson is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Over the past decade she has authored fifteen young adult books, which have collectively sold more than a million copies. She received a Coretta Scott King Award and a Newbery Honor for Piecing Me Together and high praise for 1619 Project: Born on theWater. Watson is on the Council of Writers for the National Writing Project and is a member of the Academy of American Poets’ Education Advisory Council. She is also a writer-in-residence at The Solstice Low-Residency MFA Creative Writing Program. Renée splits her time between New York City and Portland, Oregon.

By the Author

Events

April 2024

  • In Conversation with Susana Morris

    Charis and the Georgia Center for the Book hosts Renee Watson in conversation with professor Susana Morris. Tickets available now.

    Georgia Center for The Book | Decatur, GA

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May 2024

  • In Conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo

    East City Bookshop hosts Renee Watson in conversation with poet and writer Elizabeth Acevedo.

    MLK Library | Washington, D.C.

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  • Conversation & Book Signing

    Free Library of Philadelphia hosts Renee Watson for a conversation and book signing. Register now.

    Parkway Central Library | Philadelphia, PA

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  • Author Talk with Roxane Gay

    Brooklyn Heights Library hosts Renee Watson for an author talk with author Roxane Gay. Register now.

    Brooklyn Heights Library | Brooklyn, NY

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  • In Conversation with Shalanda Sims

    Powell's Books hosts Renee Watson in conversation with writer Shalanda Sims.

    Powell's Books | Portland, OR

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  • In Conversation with Jodi-Ann Burey

    Bay Books hosts Renee Watson in conversation with writer Jodi-Ann Burey.

    Elliott Bay Book Company | Seattle, WA

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