Author whose work featured in upcoming Martin Scorsese film to speak at Rockford College Oct. 4
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Brian Selznick, award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books, will speak at Rockford College at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Rockford College Clark Arts Center in Maddox Theatre. Selznick is touring to promote his newly-released book, Wonderstruck.
Selznick is a Caldecott-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. He received the 2008 Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was made into the film Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese to be released in November 2011. He has also won a second Caldecott Honor in addition to numerous other book awards and honors.
An autographing will directly follow Selznick’s presentation. Numbers for a place in the autographing line will be given out the day of Selznick’s visit at the Wonderland Books table, located in the lobby. Any of his books purchased that day or books with a Wonderland receipt will be autographed. Only one book from home, with the purchase of one of Selznick’s books from Wonderland, will be able to be autographed. He is unable to sign any memorabilia.
The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Clark Arts Center is accessible. For more information, contact the Rockford College Box Office at (815) 226-4100.
The talk is part of the college’s Forum Series. To see the Fall 2011 series line-up visit http://www.rockford.edu/?page=ForumSeries.
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