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The 2019 event will be held at Sparrow Beginnings, 5317 S. Hartford, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
6 p.m.-Welcome Reception
Enjoy live music and browse a selection of Picoult's work available for purchase.
6:30 p.m.-Dinner & Program
Picoult presents after-dinner remarks and takes questions.
8:30 p.m.-Book Signing Reception
Live music resumes. Selections of Picoult's work will be available for purchase while she signs for event guests.
Jodi Picoult is the #1 bestselling author of 25 novels including "My Sister's Keeper," "Nineteen Minutes," "The Storyteller," "Leaving Time," the acclaimed #1 bestseller, "Small Great Things," which explored the issues of power, privilege and race, and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. Picoult's most recent novel, "A Spark of Light," published on Oct. 2, 2018, was her 10th consecutive instant #1 New York Times bestseller, and was praised as “Picoult at her fearless best” by the Washington Post.
Picoult’s books have been translated into 34 languages in 25 countries. Four novels – "The Pact," "Plain Truth," "The Tenth Circle," and "Salem Falls" - have been made into television movies. "My Sister’s Keeper" was a film released from New Line Cinema, with Nick Cassavetes directing and Cameron Diaz starring. "Small GReat Things" has been optioned for motion picture adaptation by Amblin Entertainment and is set to star Viola Davis and Julia Roberts. Picoult’s two Young Adult novels, "Between The Lines" and "Off The Page," co-written with her daughter Samantha Van Leer, have been adapted and developed by the authors into a musical entitled "Between The Lines," which had its world premiere in September 2017 at the Kansas City Repertory Theater and is expected to premiere Off-Broadway in Summer 2019.
The H. Louise & H.E. "Ed" Cobb Speaker Series was established in 1991. It is the primary fundraising event for the Friends of the OSU Library. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the OSU Libraries.
The series is presented annually by the Friends of the OSU Library to recognize an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large. A selection committee chooses the keynote speaker on a noncompetitive basis.
This event is made possible each year thanks to the ongoing generosity of the Cobb family.