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Crayons! Oil Pastels! Drawing with Illustrator Marika Maijala at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm


Join author and artist Marika Maijala at the Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Day!

Makers & Creators Area The Plaza of 5 Metrotech Center

Marika Maijala will share Rosie Runs, her “triumphant escape story” of a racing dog who dreams of forests, meadows, hares, and freedom. She will guide an interactive drawing workshop in which kids can use crayons and oil pastels to create their own beautiful works of art. The workshop will be followed by a half-hour book signing at the PowerHouse Bookstore Tent.

Marika Maijala lives and works in Helsinki as an illustrator and children’s book writer. Her debut writing project, Rosie Runs, was nominated for the Nordic Council Children’s and Young People’s Literature Prize, and selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. In 2020, Marika was nominated for the ALMA Award. Marika works across writing, illustration, visual arts and animation. Her artistic practice draws from play, experiment, and trial and error in the spirit of DIY. Marika’s main creative sources are the realm of narration, which she has loved since childhood, as well as her relationships with other living and non-living creatures. Her versatile body of work includes picture books, art books, paintings, drawings, texts, animations, videos, installations and illustrations for public spaces. Her stories and illustrations have been published worldwide.


September 30, 2023
3:00 pm
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Makers & Creators Area, The Plaza of 5 Metrotech Center
5 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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