University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Chris Britt


Appearing courtesy of HarperCollins

Chris Britt has been telling stories and illustrating since he was a small boy. He has been the staff editorial cartoonist for a multitude of newspapers. His cartoons are syndicated in over two hundred newspapers nationally and internationally and have appeared in Newsweek, Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today, as well as aired on CNN’s Inside Politics, MSNBC, Fox News, and ABC’s Good Morning America. Chris lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he writes and draws.

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Scheduled events:
Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday - Author Continental Breakfast
Join us in advance of the program for coffee, juice and pastries.

BookStore (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Fri, Mar 10, 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Children / Teens

Panelists: Chris Britt, Jeff Garvin, Kathleen Glasgow, Ellen Hopkins, Shaun David Hutchinson, LeUyen Pham, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Illustrating Workshop - Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday
A workshop on illustration for teens

Student Union Gallagher Theatre (Seats 300)
Fri, Mar 10, 10:05 am - 11:05 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Chris Britt
Illustrating Workshop - Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday
A workshop on illustration for teens

Student Union Gallagher Theatre (Seats 300)
Fri, Mar 10, 11:05 am - 11:50 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Chris Britt
Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday - Autographing Session
Student Union BookStore (lower level)  View this venue on the Festival map
Fri, Mar 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelists: Chris Britt, Jeff Garvin, Kathleen Glasgow, Ellen Hopkins, Shaun David Hutchinson, LeUyen Pham, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Moving and Memorable: Stories that Warm your Heart
Picture books can touch our hearts and connect us to characters who we love and remember long after we put down the book. Three picturebook author/illustrators will talk about creating memorable and touching stories.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jessixa Bagley, Chris Britt, Matthew Cordell
Moderator: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum
Cartooning for Kids: A Drawing Workshop for Ages 5-10
Have fun learning how to draw cartoon figures with Chris Britt, author/illustrator of "The Most Perfect Snowman" and nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist

Education Room 349 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Chris Britt
Moderator: Carolyn Hollis
The Most Perfect Snowman with Chris Britt
Enjoy a story read by an author/illustrator as Chris Britt shares his new book, The Most Perfect Snowman.

Story Blanket Tent  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Panelist: Chris Britt
On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw: Illustrator Draw-Off
This interactive session is a competition between illustrators to complete a drawing that incorporates suggestions from the audience. The session will end with a panel on the role of sketching and creativity in their books.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Chris Britt, Christian Robinson, Jeremy Tankard, Emma J. Virján
Moderator: Adam Rex

Book:
The Most Perfect Snowman
Children / Teens
Balzer + Bray
October 2016
ISBN 9780062377043
Hardcover, 32 pages
$17.99, OUTOFSTOCK
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A heartwarming winter story perfect for fans of classics like The Snowy Day, The Mitten, The Snowman, and The Giving Tree. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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