Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Leonard Marcus Lecture - Leonard Marcus - 11/18-19 - Visual Literacy/Children's Books

For those of you who are interested in visual literacy and/or children's books (and who are in the Emporia, KS area - or who are insanely rich and would like to fly in especially for this event)

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The Jones Distinguished Lecture Series at Emporia State University and the ESU Archives are proud to present children's book historian and author, Leonard Marcus, at ESU on Wednesday and Thursday, November 18 and 19, 2009. Mr. Marcus will present a lecture titled "A New Deal for the Nursery: Golden Books and the Democratization of American Children's Book Publishing." The lecture will take place at 7:00 p.m. November 18 in the Kanza Room, Memorial Union, ESU. Preceding the lecture, Mr. Marcus will be the guest at a reception from 6:00 to 6:50 p.m. in the Flint Hills Room of the Memorial Union. Books will be available for sale during this time, and a book signing and refreshments will be available immediately following the lecture. On November 19 at 3:00 p.m., Mr. Marcus will present a lecture for educators, librarians, and students titled "Minders of Make-Believe: or, Children's Book History in Ten Giant Steps from the New England Primer to Harry Potter." This lecture will be held in Visser Hall 330, ESU. In addition, a special exhibit of original Caldecott-winning artwork from the ESU Archives' May Massee collection will be featured beginning November 18. The exhibit will take place in the May Massee Gallery, 3rd floor, William Allen White Library, ESU. All events are free of charge, and everyone is cordially invited to enjoy a glimpse of children's book publishing history.

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