Monday, January 20, 2014

Lois Lowry is visiting Redlands

The Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival will take place this week on the 24th and 25th. Headlining the stellar list of authors (which includes David Wiesner and Candace Fleming, among many others) as the official Charlotte Huck speaker is Lois Lowry. She will speak this Friday night at 6:15 in Orton Hall. And, students can attend the two day conference for a special price!

Many of you are familiar with Lois Lowry for her Newberry Medal winning book, The Giver, which is a classic of children’s science fiction that involves what appears to be, at first, a utopian society that has ended human suffering in exchange for a life absent of deep emotions.

In celebration of Lowry’s visit to the University, the Theatre Arts Department will stage Eric Coble’s dramatization of The Giver at the intimate Frederick Loewe Theatre from January 23rd-26th. If you’re interested in a sneak peak, the Armacost Library is currently displaying costume designs by one of our students, Monique Thompson.

If all this excitement isn’t enough for you, we have every book in The Giver quartet available in the library (First-come, first-served! By the way, you can put holds on books that are currently checked out in order to be next in line). 


Lua Gregory
First Year Experiences and Humanities Librarian
University of Redlands

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