My Marvelous Affliction: Confessions of a Bibliophile by Carmen Agra Deedy

Join the Smithsonian Libraries on Thursday, September 15 at 6:00pm for a lecture by award winning author and storyteller, Carmen Agra Deedy — My Marvelous Affliction: Confessions of a Bibliophile.

Award winning author Carmen Agra Deedy pays tribute to that most glorious artifact, the codex. An impenitent book lover, Deedy presents a spirited defense of book madness, a predilection she terms, “the marvelous affliction.” Join the Smithsonian Libraries as we celebrate the Art of the Book with one of America’s foremost storytellers.

Carmen Agra Deedy is best know for her beloved children’s books, which include The Library Dragon, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach and the New York Times Bestseller, 14 Cows for America.

An award-winning author and storyteller, Ms. Deedy is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for the TED Conference, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Libraries, among other distinguished venues. She is also the host of the fourtime Emmy-winning children’s program Love That Book!

Ms. Deedy has a new picture book, the Noisy Little Rooster (Scholastic Press), scheduled for release in February of 2017. A Young Adult novel, The Book of Unintended Consequences (Peachtree Publishers), is scheduled for release in 2018.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Ring Auditorium
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
7th Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

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My Marvelous Affliction: Confessions of a Bibliophile by Carmen Agra Deedy