2024 Mary Nagel Sweetser Lecture: Roger Mello

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Virtual program


Launch the 50th anniversary year of Children’s Literature studies at Simmons University with the 2024 Mary Nagel Sweetser Lecture. This year’s lecture is hosted by Simmons University and The Carle, featuring a discussion with award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Roger Mello. Mello’s lecture, titled Theater of the Picturebook, will be held virtually with a Q&A to follow. Mello will be joined by Cathryn Mercier, director for the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons University. Attendees will receive the zoom link the day before the event with a reminder email from mendelsohn@simmons.edu.

The 2024 Sweetser Lecture is associated with the exhibition, Fuzuê! Invention & Imagination in the Art of Roger Mello, on view at The Carle from June 16, 2024 - January 5, 2025. This is Mello’s first exhibition in the United States.

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June 16, 2024 - January 5, 2025

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Roger Mello won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen award in 2014