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5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
207.871.1700 https://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

June 2019

Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Chris Raschka “Always Remember: Keeping a Travel Journal”

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Chris Raschka Join Caldecott winning author/illustrator Chris Raschka for a workshop at Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Chris will share images of his private painted travel journals, show how they inform his professional development as a children’s book illustrator and author, discuss memory as it functions before and after making the journals. Chris will demonstrate some of his favorite techniques live. There will be a Q &A and book signing. Free and Open…

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July 2019

New Yorker illustrator Mark Ulriksen “Under the Covers”

July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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New Yorker illustrator Mark Ulriksen “Under the Covers” Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at creating covers for The New Yorker by following your bliss. Graphic designer/art director Mark Ulriksen quit his day job at age 37 to embark on a freelance career as a self-employed illustrator, learned how to paint, drew what he loved (dogs, baseball, music, movies, current events, relationships) and parlayed that into a continuing presence inside and on the cover of The New Yorker for the…

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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Ekua Holmes “From Civil Rights to Stuff of Stars”

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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From Civil Rights to Stuff of Stars Ekua Holmes is a Roxbury, MA native where she still lives and creates her powerful mixed media collages, public art installations and community based projects. Just recently Holmes was awarded the 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for The Stuff of Stars and in 2018 for Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets . Holmes illustrated Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, which…

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Author and illustrator Barbara McClintock “Telling Pictures, Painting Stories: How Illustrations and Text Pair Up to Create the Perfect Children’s Picture Book”

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Illustration Institute presents author and illustrator Barbara McClintock “Telling Pictures, Painting Stories: How Illustrations and Text Pair Up to Create the Perfect Children's Picture Book” Join us for an intimate evening with award winning author/illustrator Barbara McClintock as she delves into the intricacies and delights of developing a picture book. Her varied style and the topics she tackles add to the rich vibrancy of her career. Barbara’s books include the Adele & Simon series, classics with a contemporary flair such…

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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Juana Medina “Juana and Lucas: BEST AMIGOS!”

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Juana Medina “Juana and Lucas: BEST AMIGOS!” Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award winner for Juana & Lucas; and has also written and illustrated 1 Big Salad, ABC Pasta, and Sweet Shapes. Juana has participated in two recent anthologies: The Hero Next Door and We Are The Change. She has illustrated Smick! written by Doreen Cronin, Lena’s Shoes are Nervous by Keith…

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August 2019

Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with author Jancee Dunn & illustrator Scott Nash “Words and Pictures: the working relationship between author and illustrator”

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with author Jancee Dunn & illustrator Scott Nash “Words and Pictures: the working relationship between author and illustrator” Celebrated editorial, non fiction and fiction writer Jancee Dunn discusses the creative process with Scott Nash, the illustrator of her first Candlewick picture book, “I’m Afraid Your Teddy is in Trouble Today”. Jancee Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author, titles include But Enough About Me, a memoir of her rock and roll years, (HarperCollins,…

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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Pop-Up artist Shawn Sheehy “Creating Pop-Up Books – Magic and Mastery”

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Pop-Up artist Shawn Sheehy “Creating Pop-Up Books - Magic and Mastery” Join master paper engineer Shawn Sheehy as he demonstrates his exquisite techniques for pop-up books, and discusses his creative process, especially for his newest book, Beyond the Sixth Extinction. Shawn’s presentation will include a demonstration, question and answer and book signing. Inspiring Wisdom from Shawn’s website: THE MESSAGE Humans have great influence over the functioning of the wild world, but the wild…

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