Monday, February 23, 2015

Conference faculty profile: David Wiesner

David Wiesner = Caldecott x 3!

Author and illustrator David Wiesner has been awarded the Caldecott Medal THREE times–– for Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam. Three other books of his, Sector 7Free Fall, and Mr. Wuffles! were named Caldecott Honor Books. Among other honors, Wiesner holds the Japan Picture Book Award for Tuesday, the French Prix Sorcières for The Three Pigs, and a New York Times Ten Best Illustrated award for Flotsam. David was the United States nominee, and a finalist, for the 2008 Han Christian Andersen Award. Recently, he has taught at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.



David Wiesner's conference schedule:

–Friday, 8:50am–4:50pm 
Illustrator Intensive, "Building Character and Finding Stories"

–Saturday, 9:15–10am
Keynote, "Inspiration is For Amateurs: David Wiesner on Art, Work, the Universe, and Everything"

–Saturday, 1:05–2:05pm
Breakout session 2-B, "A Brief History of Wordless Storytelling: Illustrator Track"

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