Write Thing Reading Series Presents London Ladd

London Ladd

London Ladd

Thursday, November 8 @ 7 p.m.

Medaille College Library

A graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor of fine arts in illustration, London Ladd has illustrated numerous critically acclaimed children’s books, including March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World (Scholastic), written by Christine King Farris, the older sister of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Disney/Jump at the Sun), written by Doreen Rappaport; and Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School (Lee & Low Books), written by Janet Halfmann. Subtly textured acrylic paintings combine thick and thin layers with touches of pastel and colored pencil to bring his diverse subjects to life. Each unique image is steeped in intensity and emotion, a reflection of the artist himself. Varied influences range from comic books and graphic novels to classic and contemporary artists. His goal is to open an art center in Syracuse so that young people and families can create their own art. For more information, see londonladd.com

Ladd’s appearance is happening in collaboration with Medaille’s Department of Education, as well as the organizers of KidsLitWeek and the Western New York Children’s Book Expo. The Write Thing Reading Series will also be hosting a visit from Ladd to a Buffalo Public School.


 

The Write Thing Reading Series is sponsored by the Medaille College English Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. All events are free and open to the public and refreshments are served.  

For more information, please contact us at writething@medaille.edu

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

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