|Title:||English Presents Author Christopher Paul Curtis|
|Calendar:||College of Arts and Sciences Events|
|Date:||10.10.2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Location:||Hulsey Center, 950 13th Street South|
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DescriptionWhat: English Presents Author Christopher Paul Curtis
When: Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hulsey Center, 950 13th Street South
UAB's Department of English, in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre, welcome author Christopher Paul Curtis to Birmingham. Curtis is the award-winning author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, Bud Not Buddy, Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, Mr. Chickee’s Messy Mission, and Bucking the Sarge. His second novel, Bud, Not Buddy, is the first book ever to receive both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award.
Read about the event on the College of Arts and Sciences events page here: https://www.uab.edu/cas/home/news-and-events-news-and-events/events
His most recent book Elijah of Buxton won a Newbery Honor, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction in 2008. "This novel came to me in a way that was far different than any other," states Curtis. "From the word 'go' Elijah and I became close friends. When I'd go to the library to write, it was as if he were anxiously waiting for me, watiing to tell about his life, his worries, his adventues."
Christopher Paul Curtis lives with his wife and two children in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
For more information visit http://www.uab.edu/civilrights/127-events/lectures-and-discussions/60-christopher-paul-curtis.