Meet Community Reads Author Paulette Jiles

Author Paulette JilesAn Evening with Paulette Jiles

Community Reads 2018 welcomes Paulette Jiles, author of News of the World to Bowling Green Tuesday, October 16 at 7 pm in the WCDPL Atrium.

Paulette Jiles is a poet, memoirist, and bestselling novelist. Her books include the memoir Cousins and the novels Enemy WomenStormy WeatherThe Color of Lightning, and Lighthouse Island.

The Community Reads selection, News of the World, is set in post-Civil War Texas and exquisitely captures a complex time and place in U. S. history. It was a 2016 National Book Award finalist.

  • This event is free but ticketed.
  • For information, stop by WCDPL in Bowling Green, or call us at 419-352-5104.

Event FAQs

The event is free, should I bring my ticket(s) for it with me to the library?  Yes, please bring a printed or electronic copy of your ticket(s) to the event.

Is there assigned seating? No. Seating is by general admission.

Will books be available for purchase at the event? Yes. Copies of select titles by Ms. Jiles will be sold by the Friends of the Library. Checks or cash only, please. 

In the video below, Paulette Jiles reads from News of the World at 2016 the NBA ceremony

Visit Ms. Jiles at her website,