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Reading and signing with Marika Maijala at The New York Botanical Garden
September 24 @ 2:30 pmFree
Join Marika Maijala at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden for a special story time event in the Oak Swamp Story Spot. After the reading, there will be a book signing in The New York Botanical Garden Giftshop.
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.