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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Adam Rex


Adam Rex wrote and/or illustrated all the books you like including the New York Times bestselling "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich," the New York Times bestselling "Chu’s Day," and also a number of titles about which the New York Times has been strangely coy. His first novel, "The True Meaning of Smekday," was adapted into the DreamWorks feature film Home. Having your book get turned into a movie is like that section in L. Frank Baum’s "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" where the woodsman systematically chops off all his body parts one by one and replaces them with tin. But in a good way? Like maybe with the heart still intact? This isn’t one of Adam Rex’s better metaphors.

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Scheduled events:
Monday - School Visit
School visits are individually scheduled. For questions or additional information, please contact Cheryl Schrader-Gerken at gerken.cheryl@gmail.com

Monday - School Visit
Mon, Mar 6, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Adam Rex
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 Presidio (Seats 50)
Fri, Mar 10, 10:05 am - 10:50 am
Children / Teens

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

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

Panelist: Adam Rex
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
The Writer/Illustrator Connection: It Takes Two
Three pairs of award-winning authors and illustrators will talk about the different ways in which they work together as well as separately on a picture book. They will explore their roles and the reasons for why each pair chose to work in a different way within specific books.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kelly DiPucchio, Michelle Knudsen, LeUyen Pham, Matt Phelan, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Moderator: Cyndi Giorgis
Look and Laugh Out Loud: Humor and Wordplay
Word play engages children with language while making them laugh out loud. Join three author/illustrators whose books invite children to laugh as they play with language and solve riddles.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: LeUyen Pham, Adam Rex, Emma J. Virján
Moderator: Prisca Martens
Illustrator Studio: Art Doesn't Care How You Make It
Adam Rex uses a wide variety of mediums in his illustrations, often mixing traditional and digital work to produce something fun. He will walk his audience through the very different processes he used on two different books that employed paint, pixels, love, cut paper, photography, love, and charcoal.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Adam Rex
Moderator: Seemi Aziz
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

Books:
XO, OX: A Love Story
Children / Teens
Macmillan
January 2017
ISBN 1626722889
Hardcover, 40 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
Buy now

Dear Gazelle,For some time now I have wanted to write a letter to say how much I admire you. More/less

How This Book Was Made
Children / Teens
Disney-Hyperion
September 2016
ISBN 1423152204
Hardcover, 48 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
Buy now

You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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