University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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David Wiesner


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David Wiesner grew up in suburban New Jersey, known to his classmates as "the kid who could draw." He went on to become a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was able to commit himself to the full-time study of art and to explore further his passion for visual storytelling. He soon discovered that picture books were the perfect vehicle for his work. Among other honors, Wiesner holds the Japan Picture Book Award for "Tuesday," the French Prix Sorcières for "The Three Pigs," a New York Times Ten Best Illustrated award for "Flotsam" and the German Jugendliteraturpreises for "Mr. Wuffles."

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Scheduled events:
Inspiration & Imagination: The Work of an Illustrator
Illustrators face the challenge of moving between inspiration, imagination and hard work to create picture books that engage readers. Three award-winning illustrators will talk about the ways in which they explore this challenge in their creative processes.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: R. Gregory Christie, Javaka Steptoe, David Wiesner
Moderator: Cyndi Giorgis
Underwater Investigations: Sharks, Dolphins and Mermaids
Three authors engage in underwater investigations that go across fact and fiction. Sharks, dolphins and mermaids come together through inquiries into the unknown.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Fabien Cousteau, Pamela Turner, David Wiesner
Moderator: Dorea Kleker
Illustrator Studio: Picture Book Design Basics
David will show how to create a thumbnail layout and how to do pagination. He will have you make a physical, paper (yes, paper!) book dummy and he will discuss the basics of visualizing a story across the 32 pages of a picture book.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: David Wiesner
Moderator: Elizabeth O'Donnell

Books:
I Got It!
Children / Teens
Clarion Books
April 2018
ISBN 9780544309029
$17.99, INSTORE
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Fish Girl
Children / Teens
Clarion Books
October 2016
ISBN 9780547483931
192 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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