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Accomplished kids' lit authors to visit MC

10/17/2013

Noted children’s authors Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann will visit Monmouth College on Oct. 24-25 as part of “Seriously Creative,” MC’s observance of Fine Arts Month.
 
On Oct. 24, the authors will present a free public lecture titled “Telling Stories” at 7 p.m. in the Poling Room of McMichael Academic Hall. They will also meet earlier in the day with some of MC’s education and creative writing students.
 
The following morning, 121 third-graders from Harding Elementary School will visit campus to meet Fleming and Rohmann, who are widely recognized for their work in children’s literature, with a total of 33 books between them. A former teacher, Rohmann is a painter, printmaker and fine bookmaker who has been awarded the Caldecott Honor and Caldecott Medal. Fleming has been recognized with starred reviews by the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews and the School Library Journal.
 
When not working in the U.S., they spend time teaching at various schools in Asia. Fleming teaches the writing of non-fiction and biography, and Rohmann talks about using pictures to tell stories.