Special Event

2018 Reading Pictures: The Artist’s Voice and Vocabulary in Picture Books

November 12, 2018 |
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

2018 READING PICTURES: The Artist’s Voice and Vocabulary in Picture Books

Monday, November 12, 2018
1:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
at the Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the annual Original Art exhibit, featuring the very best illustration in books for children this year.

Art directors Laurent Linn (Simon & Schuster), Isabelle Warren Lynch (Random House Children’s Books) and Cecilia Yung (Penguin Books for Young Readers) will lead a gallery talk of this spectacular show for an up-close examination of the works on view.

Illustrators Susan RothJohn Parra and Laura Vaccaro Seeger will share their behind-the-scenes decisions and discuss and/or demonstrate their creative processes in the intimate gallery setting of the Society of Illustrators.

The day will conclude with a book signing and an opportunity to chat with your colleagues, the illustrators, and the art directors over a delicious buffet dinner.

 1:00 pm   Gallery opens for check-in and preview of exhibit

 2:00 pm

 Welcome and Introduction by Cecilia Yung
 About the 2018 Original Art Show by Laurent Linn

 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm  Gallery Talk with Art Directors Laurent Linn,
 Isabel Warren Lynch and Cecilia Yung
 4:15 pm  Presentation by Susan Roth
 4:50 pm  Presentation by John Parra
 5:25 pm  Presentation by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
 6:00 pm  Q & A
 6:30 pm  Book Signing
 7:00 pm   Buffet Dinner 

         
Non-refundable registration is $35.00

Includes a copy of the exhibition catalog (value $10), gallery talk, presentations by three illustrators and delicious buffet dinner.

The speakers’ recent books will be available for purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO LIBRARIANS ONLY!

Susan Roth