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Author and Illustrator David Macaulay Discusses His Creative Process

Image of cartoon drawing of an artistManchester ~ David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of Castle, Cathedral, and The Way We Work, will discuss current projects and challenges in his work in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester on April 3 at 7:00 pm. His talk, “Life in the Studio,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. His many books include Castle, Built to Last, Cathedral, The Way We Work, and most recently The Way Things Work Now. Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Manchester are held at First Congregational Church (unless otherwise noted) and are hosted by Manchester Community Library. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Manchester First Wednesdays talks. and

The statewide underwriters for the First Wednesdays 2018-2019 series are The Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, the Windham Foundation, and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

“Life in the Studio” is underwritten by Anonymous.

Manchester Community Library is sponsored by Mystic Café and Wine Bar, Spring & Harbor Boutique, and Union Underground.

For more information, contact Manchester Community Library at 802.362.2607 or the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities Council

A statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1974, the Vermont Humanities Council seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. Because Ideas Matter.