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Writing for Children Forum and Young Adults Forum: Robin Preiss Glasser

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Room UL104, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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Robin Preiss Glasser, the Children’s Book Council’s “2013 Illustrator of the Year,” has had two successful careers in the arts, the first as a ballet dancer and then as a best-selling children’s book illustrator. After 11 years performing with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Robin returned to school at age 30 to receive her BFA from Parsons School of Design. 

From her first book, Judith Viorst’s Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I mean It!) Going to Move, through numerous others with such authors as Garrison Keillor, Lynne Cheney, and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, one can see how the years Robin spent studying dance have infused her illustration style with movement and joy. In 2005, Robin was paired with author Jane O’Connor for the now classic Fancy Nancy series, of which there are more than 70 books, including a chapter book series for older children.  Fancy Nancy books have been on the New York Times Bestseller list for more than 330 weeks, selling over 29 million volumes, and Nancy will soon make her appearance as the star of a Disney television cartoon series.  Moderated by Jacquie Hahn, faculty, the Creative Writing Program  

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.  

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Writing and Literature


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