Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kadir Nelson at the August Wilson Center

The Carnegie Library’s yearly Black, White & Read All Over series this year includes double Caldecott Honor recipient Kadir Nelson speaking at the August Wilson Center at 2 pm on Sunday, February 20.

On the morning of the 20th, and prior to Nelson’s presentation, the illustrators group from WPaSCBWI will be meeting for lunch and to discuss Mr. Nelson’s children’s books. Please bring any and all Kadir Nelson books in your possession, including those borrowed from your local library.

Discussion can include:
  • his illustration styles
  • page compositions
  • color choices and palettes
  • lighting
  • details added that weren't part of the text
  • perspectives (camera angles)
  • the "why's" for all of the above
  • and what makes his books worthy of the Caldecott Honor

The group will meet for lunch at the Panera Bread at the Waterfront at 11 am and carpool to the August Wilson Center that afternoon. Tickets are $10, but rates are discounted if a group of five people or more attend and we order tickets online in advance. Please RSVP by January 30 and let us know if you plan to attend.

Rose Gauss:
Nora Thompson:
Sunday, February 20, 2011
2:00 pm
August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown

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