Smithsonian Libraries Art of the Book Lecture Series, Part I
My Marvelous Affliction: Confessions of a Bibliophile
by Carmen Agra Deedy, award-winning author and storyteller
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
7th Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC
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Carmen Agra Deedy pays tribute to that most glorious artifact, the codex. An impenitent book lover, Deedy presents a spirited defense of book madness, a predilection she terms, "the marvelous affliction." Join the Smithsonian Libraries as we celebrate the Art of the Book with one of America's foremost storytellers.
Carmen Agra Deedy is best known for her beloved children's books, which include The Library Dragon, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach and the New York Times Bestseller, 14 Cows for America.
Ms. Deedy is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for the TED Conference, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Libraries, among other distinguished venues. She is also the host of the fourtime Emmy-winning children's program, Love That Book!
Ms. Deedy has a new picture book, the The Rooster Who Would Not be Quiet! (Scholastic Press), scheduled for release in February of 2017. A Young Adult novel, The Book of Unintended Consequences (Peachtree Publishers), will be published in 2018.
The Art of the Book Lecture Series is generously sponsored by David Bruce Smith.