Wild Things: Maurice Sendak, His Art and Vision

February 19, 2023
2:00–3:00 PM

The event will be held in-person at the Main Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

In this lively illustrated talk, historian Leonard S. Marcus will draw on his wild-ranging knowledge of children's literature and popular culture, and his twenty-year-long friendship with Maurice Sendak, to show how the creator of Where the Wild Things Are changed children's literature, and our understanding of childhood, forever.

This lecture is brought to you in collaboration with Columbus Metropolitan Libraries. Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. He is more than 25 award-winning books including Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; You Can't Say That!; and most recently the young people's biography Mr. Lincoln Sits for His Portrait. Leonard is a founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum and was the curator of the NY Public Library's landmark exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. He speaks about his work to audiences across the world. Visit his website to learn more: www.leonardmarcus.com.

Program is free, registration is requested.


Photo by Sonya Sones
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