University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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R. Gregory Christie


R. Gregory Christie is an Atlanta-based children's book illustrator with more than 20 years of experience and more than 60 books to his credit. He currently freelances and owns GAS-ART Gifts (Gregarious Art Statements), which is comprised of two autographed children's bookstores in North DeKalb Mall (Decatur, GA) and in Perimeter Mall (Dunwoody, GA). Christie also enjoys book-binding, lecture work and teaching young people about art and literacy. His new book is "Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop."

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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
Illustrator Studio: Gouache Painting Techniques
R. Gregory Christie will demonstrate the painting techniques he uses to create illustrations using gouache and talk through the process.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: R. Gregory Christie
Moderator: Hee Kim
The High Cost of Freedom
Freedom can come at great cost. Four authors who write across reality, history and fantasy explore how the universal desire for freedom plays out in their books.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kathi Appelt, R. Gregory Christie, Corey Ann Haydu, Daniel José Older
Moderator: Holly Johnson

Books:
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop
Children / Teens
Calkins Creek
August 2018
ISBN 9781629797182
40 pages
$17.95, INSTOCK
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This historical fiction picture book for children ages 9-12 presents the story of nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson, who in 1968 witnessed the Memphis sanitation strike--Dr. More/less

Mousetropolis
Children / Teens
Holiday House
July 2016
ISBN 9780823436927
32 pages
$6.99, INSTOCK
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City Mouse leaves his noisy apartment for a vacation in the country--only to find drab meals, unseen predators, unbearable heat and too much quiet! So City Mouse takes his country cousin to Mousetropolis, where a rodent can indulge in rich food and rub elbows with the elite. 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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