As a contemporary picture book creator living today, David Wiesner is the most awarded artist in the history of Caldecott Awards.
David grew up in suburban New Jersey, known to his classmates as “the kid who could draw.” He went on to become a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was able to commit himself to the full-time study of art and to explore further his passion for visual storytelling. He soon discovered that picture books were the perfect vehicle for his work.
Come and hear David share his personal story about what inspires him, and he’ll be sure to inspire both parents and children to embrace the power of imagination!
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
17.30 – 18.30 (17.00 for registration)
Vista Ballroom, LG Floor, The American Club, 28 Tai Tam Road, Stanley
Suitable for: Budding artists, writers and readers 9-99 years old!
Cost: $100 per person (Adult / Child)
15% discount for all Bring Me A Book Family Members and American Club members
Selected books by David Wiesner will be available to purchase on event day. All proceeds from the event go to support Bring Me a Book’s library programs for the underserved communities in HK.
David Wiesner’s books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the United States and abroad. Three of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2007, making him only the second person in the award’s long history to have won three times. He has also received three Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall, Sector 7, and Mr. Wuffles!.