Our Sincere Thanks!
What a great visit we had with illustrator and paper engineer Robert Sabuda! While he was in Kalamazoo he just charmed everyone . . .he was friendly, funny, and generous with his time. Thursday, November 8, Robert gave a public talk at Central Library about his interest in art as a child, his education, and his growing fascination with pop-ups. At the seminar on Friday at WMU’s Fetzer Center, Robert gave a keynote presentation plus a very fun hands-on workshop. Everyone was making pop-ups and having a very fine time!
Other presenters at the seminar were Maria Perez-Stable and Elizabeth Amidon (both from WMU) talking about their choices for the best picture books of 2012, and Jeff Abshear, founder and director of the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.
Thanks to our terrific speakers, as well as our partners: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, WMU’s English Department, and the Jean E. Lowrie Endowment Fund at the WMU Foundation.
Mark your calendar for the 2013 Youth Literature Seminar: Friday, November 8. We’re hard at work planning a great program with a focus on Teen Literature. If you’re not already on our mailing list, contact Susan Warner or call 269-553-7876.