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DRAWING ON WALLS: A STORY OF KEITH HARING (ages 6 and up)
May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Matthew Burgess will share some pages from his new book, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring, and then you’ll do a fun drawing & book-making exercise inspired by Keith Haring. Viewers who’d like to participate should bring a sheet of blank paper, some colored markers or pencils, and a pair of scissors.
Matthew is proud to support independent bookstores. You can purchase a copy of his book at his local indie Community Bookstore Park Slope.
Matthew Burgess is a full-time Professor at Brooklyn College and an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of the Arts. He is the author of a poetry collection, Slippers for Elsewhere, and three children’s books, Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon, and Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring. Matthew edited an anthology of visual art and writing titled Dream Closet: Meditations on Childhood Space, as well as a recent collection titled Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry. Several books are forthcoming, including: The Bear and The Moon, Bird Boy, and Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent. A poet-in-residence in New York City public schools since 2001, Matthew also serves as a contributing editor of Teachers & Writers Magazine. In 2018, he received the Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brooklyn College. You can learn more about his work at www.matthewjohnburgess.com