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Author and Illustrator David Macaulay Discusses His Creative Process

Rutland ~ 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 Rutland Free Library on April 5 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.

David 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. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” 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 Rutland are held at Rutland Free Library unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Rutland First Wednesdays talks.

The National Life Group Foundation and the Vermont Department of Libraries are the statewide underwriters of First Wednesdays.

“Life in the Studio” is underwritten by the Healthy Living Fund of the American Endowment Foundation.

Rutland Free Library is underwritten by Friends of Rutland Free Library.

For more information, contact Rutland Free Library at 802.773.1860, or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities Council

Vermont Humanities Council is a private nonprofit working to bring the power and the pleasure of the humanities to all Vermonters—of every background and in every community. The Council strives to make Vermont a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life. Because Ideas Matter.