Award winning children's author-illustrator will speak March 27 at Fresno State

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Award winning children's author-illustrator will speak March 27 at Fresno State

Three university-sponsored programs dedicated to enriching literacy in the community will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Steven Kellogg on Monday, March 27, in the Residence Dining Facility at California State University, Fresno. The free program will begin at 5 p.m. with a reception and book signing, followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

Kellogg will visually guide the audience through the story of his career by illustrating his book “The Island of the Skog.” After the talk there will be an auction of the illustrations to raise money for the sponsors, Jumpstart, the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and Fresno READS.

The program is also sponsored by Associated Students.

Kellogg has produced 90 books, including the popular “Pinkerton series,” “Pecos Bill,” and a retelling of “Jack and the Bean Stalk.”

“I try to blend illustrations and the words so that each book is a feast for the eye and ear,” Kellogg said. “I want the time that the reader shares with me and my work to be an enjoyable experience — one that will encourage a lifetime of association with pictures, words and books.”

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 559.278.8116. Free parking will be available starting at 5 p.m. in Lot G, located on the northwest corner of Cedar and Shaw avenues.

For more information about the event contact Amanda Coy at 559.278.8847. For more information about the program sponsors please see the following Web sites:

www.arnenixoncenter.org www.istart.ord/csufresno

www.csufresno.edu/scs/reads/