New York Times best-selling artist/author of the book Faeries and conceptual designer for the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.
Award-winning artist and illustrator who has worked with Marvel, DC, Darkhorse and Epic Comics. Winner of the World Fantasy Award for his work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman #19, other collaborations with Gaiman include Stardust and two best-selling children's books, Blueberry Girl and Instructions.
Award-winning co-creator and illustrator of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles. Author/illustrator of Kenny and The Dragon, and Ted, as well as the Caldecott Honor-winning The Spider and the Fly. The Search for Wondla, his latest book, is a New York Times bestseller.
Sculptor and puppet-builder who worked with Jim Henson on The Muppet Show and The Muppet Movie as well the films TheDark Crystal (sculpting Jen and Kira) and Labyrinth in addition to The Empire Strikes Back for which she sculpted Yoda.
Acclaimed harpist, composer, screenwriter and director of The Chagford Filmmaking Group whose latest film (in conjunction with the Centre de l'Imaginaire Arthurien), Sir Lanval, will have its American premiere at CMU. Her compositions have been used by ITV, the BBC and by Irish, Japanese and Canadian film, radio and television.
Literary manager/producer at The Gotham Group, a management and production company that represents screenwriters, directors, animators, authors, illustrators, publishers, and animation studios around the world. A former college professor, Dr. Gamarra's clients include New York Times best-selling authors and illustrators as well as Oscar, Emmy, Caldecott, Newbery, Geisel, and NCTE Notable award winners.
Award-winning author of numerous books for children and adults including The Secret Histories ( Giants, Mermaids and Hobgoblins), The Runes of Elfland and Goblins! (both with Brian Froud), and author of the forthcoming Undertaken Trilogy from Simon and Schuster. Dr. Berk is also Professor of Mythology and Folklore in the English Department at Central Michigan University.
- Panel discussions
- Individual author & artist presentations
- U.S. premiere of the film Sir Lanval
- Book signings with the presenters
- Lunch with the presenters
- Harp Concert
- Month-long exhibition in Park Library Baber Room
CM Life - April 5, 2011
Professor Ari Berk, Dean Pamela Gates and The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of English Language and Literature, and Central Michigan University Libraries
All events are free and open to the public.
Reservations are requested only for the luncheon with the presenters on Saturday, April 16. To RSVP or to request additional information, contact 989-774-3341 or CHSBS@cmich.edu.
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