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Authors & Illustrators Series Continues in May

After a little break, we are bringing to you an author AND an illustrator in the month of May.

May 10 — 7 to 9 p.m.
Author Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood

As we are celebrating Utah Water Week, Nancy Bo Flood will be presenting her publication WATER RUNS THROUGH THIS BOOK.

“My work has always focused on children and young adults – as a researcher, counselor, teacher, parent, and now as a writer. I have conducted workshops on child abuse, learning disabilities, play therapy, and creative writing. My work and research has allowed me to live all over the world – in Malawi, Africa, Hawaii, Japan, the western Pacific, and, most recently, the Navajo Nation where I hike, ride my bike and attend local rodeos.”

Every attendee that evening will walk away with this free book.

  • A Green Earth qualified book
  • A Sigurd Olson Best Nature Writing Award Winner

This event is co-sponsored with iUtah.

May 12 – 7 p.m.
Illustrator Sherry Meidell

It was in Cache Valley where, as a young child, Sherry Meidell went to walk down a crunchy gravel road, enter a barn where the sunshine made dust sparkle and dance in the air and watch a Grandpa get the early morning milking done. Whenever she drives out of Sardine Canyon and catches the first glimpse of the valley, memories come flooding back.

You never know when those memories or the things she’s viewed in life make their way into illustrations for a children’s picture book. Meidell loves to tell stories with paint. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Utah Watercolor Society, and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. And she illustrated the poem, The Centaur, of a famous Loganite, May Swenson.

She will be talking about the process of illustrating the picture book The Centaur by May Swenson, published by Utah State University Press. She will talk about the illustration process from the first reading of the manuscript to getting the new box of illustrated books.

She will also talk about the artistic life in general and how to keep the creative portion of your life active, how to overcome fear and put paint to paper. And while doing that, she will demonstrate some watercolor painting.

PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR BOTH OF THESE FANTASTIC EVENINGS! Light refreshments will be served. And raffle items will be given away.

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