This Thursday, October 2nd I will be visiting the University of Florida to attend a wonderful pop-up book exhibit that they have on display until Halloween. “Pop-up, Spin, Pull, Fold: Toy Books from the Baldwin Library” shares fifty excellent examples of pop-up and movable books from the 1780’s to the present. They will be showcasing some real treasures including some early harlequinades, Dean & Son’s Little Red Riding Hood, one of my favorite Meggendorfer titles, and a trio of Kubasta works.
I am very excited to be speaking at the event and plan to provide a historical overview of pop-ups as I look at the production of my last book Castle: Medieval Days and Knights. Following the talk I will be hosting a workshop to create a pop-up inspired by my book, and in the evening I plan on doing a demonstration for “Museum Nights” at the Harn Museum. I will also be visiting a teacher’s education class at 8 am. (Man, when was the last time I had to go to an 8 am class!) It’s going to be a full day and I’ll be sure to bring back some photos and stories from my one day stay in sunny Florida.
For information on the Baldwin Library exhibit, click the link below: