Monday, February 25, 2013

Oliver Jeffers

I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Olive Jeffers this weekend (see his lovely art above).

He is a talented Irish-born author/illustrator from New York. He was funny and personable, and awfully wise about how he creates his books. I especially enjoyed the part where he talked about knowing "what to leave out" when making a book. That's something I think about when writing my books, too.

If you'd like to find out about Oliver Jeffers and how he creates, you can check out his video here. Or see his website here.

A big thank you to Margo Filipenko and Kathryn Shoemaker of the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable for bringing Oliver to our fair city.


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