As part of International Children's Book Day, Barry Stewart Mann will present a storytelling and workshop. All members of the Santa Fe community and the general public are invited to attend.
April 2nd has been designated as International Children’s Book Day. As part of the celebration, internationally acclaimed author/illustrator, Peter Sís will be speaking from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the PK Yonge Performing Arts Center. Sís is one of the most innovative and distinguished artists at work in the field of children’s literature today. He is the winner last year of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal, and he is the first children’s book artist to receive a MacArthur “genius” award.
The celebration will also feature master storyteller Barry Stewart Mann performing his original stories and presenting workshops at various venues around town. Stewart Mann is an award-winning storyteller, actor, and arts-in-the-schools educator who is based in the Atlanta area. Stewart Mann was the resident storyteller on “Recess!” – the public radio program produced by UF’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture.
These free and open to the public events are sponsored by the University of Florida’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, the George A. Smathers Libraries and the Baldwin Collection of Historical Children’s Literature, The College of Education, P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School, the UF International Center, the Alachua County Library District and the Friends of the Library, the Lawrence W. Tyree Library at Santa Fe College, and St. Leo University.
For further information about this program of events contact John Cech (email@example.com) or Megan Leroy (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, at 294 – 2886.