Join the Museum of Design Atlanta for a lecture with Oliver Jeffers! Jeffers will talk about his newest children's release, HERE WE ARE, as well as his work as an author, illustrator, and artist (he currently has three paintings on view at MODA as part of our Text Me: How We Live in Language exhibition). Immediately following his talk, Oliver will sign books.
Inspired by the birth of Oliver’s son, Harland, HERE WE ARE is a moving and thought-provoking book in which Oliver takes the reader on a journey through a series of heartfelt notes introducing planet Earth. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, HERE WE ARE is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (you are here), or a guide to all of the animals (they can’t speak, though that’s no reason not to be nice to them), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.
This lecture will take place at The Rich Auditorium on the Woodruff Arts Center campus, directly across the street from MODA.
Oliver's talk for MODA is appropriate for youth ages 10 and up.
Attendees will have the option to order a copy of Here We Are in advance when they purchase tickets for this event. Books will also be on sale on the evening of the lecture.
About Oliver Jeffers:
Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found; and the New York Times bestsellers Stuck; This Moose Belongs to Me; and Once Upon an Alphabet. He is also the illustrator of the #1 bestsellers The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. There are 5.2 million copies of Oliver’s books in print in the U.S. alone. Oliver has been the recipient of some of children's books highest accolades, including the Nestle Gold Medal for Lost and Found and the Irish Picture Book of the Year for The Incredible Book Eating Boy. An animated film of Lost and Found won a BAFTA for Best Animation in 2009. His fine art is world-renowned and his dip-art exhibitions are a much sought-after event. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.
Design Conversation Tickets:
$20 for MODA Members, $15 College Students, $25 for Non-Members
Design Conversation Tickets + HERE WE ARE Book:
$40 for MODA Members, $35 for College Students, $45 for Non-Members