YOUTH! What We’ll Build: A Morning with Oliver Jeffers

Grades: 4-12 and Adults

YOUTH! What We’ll Build: A Morning with Oliver Jeffers

Monday, Oct 19

Oliver Jeffers is an author and artist who builds worlds we want to be a part of. His books—including Lost and Found, Up and Down and The Fate of Fausto—have been translated into over 45 languages and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. His original artwork has been exhibited at such institutions as the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Palais Auersperg in Vienna. In this riveting presentation, Jeffers shares his thoughts on storytelling, picture making, and navigating the world around us. He’ll share with audience members a brief history of his fine art practice and series, picture books, his social commentary, and how each practice cross-references and influences one another. This event with one of the most notable artists in publishing transcends genre and age. Come one, come all!


Presented in collaboration with Arts Umbrella.

Event Participants:

Oliver Jeffers

United States / Northern Ireland

OLIVER JEFFERS is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance and sculpture. His critically acclaimed picture books have been translated into over forty-five languages, and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Jeffers has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award, Bologna Rigazzi Award, an Irish Book Award and a United Kingdom Literary Association Award. His seventeenth book as author and illustrator was released in September 2019.