I am delighted to be launching a curated programme of online events celebrating writers and illustrators of exceptional repute.
Each guest has been invited for their outstanding contribution to the world of children’s literature and for the exceptional quality of their writing and illustration. Audience involvement is encouraged. You can submit questions in advance and become an active participant in the event or simply enjoy the chat.
Join me for in-depth discussions exploring exceptional careers in literature and some memorable celebrations. All from the comfort of your armchair.
David Wiesner joins me in a reprise of a World Book Day event held in 2020, this time with a brand new picturebook to extend the discussion.
David is an American writer and illustrator particularly well-known for his wordless (and near-wordless) books, Tuesday, Flotsam, Sector 7 and Mr Wuffles. He is a three-time recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration and was the US nominee and finalist for the 2008 Hans Christian Andersen Award, regarded as the highest international recognition for creators of children’s books. More recently David has turned his creative talents to telling wordless stories digitally, Spot is an app published by Houghton Mifflin.
In January 2017, a retrospective exhibition entitled David Wiesner and The Art of Wordless Storytelling was mounted at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. David’s new book Robobaby will be published in December 2020.
Ticket options include a signed copy of Robobaby (RRP £12.99) or without book.
Please note international bookings are only available without the book. Please choose your option carefully
Full-time students can apply for a subsidised student ticket without a book to firstname.lastname@example.org Verification of student status is required. Student ticket is £7.50 and includes Eventbrite fees.