Sat, December 11, 2021 10:00 A.M.
Rare Book Department
Parkway Central Library
One of the most popular attractions of the Free Library's Rare Book Department is Grip the Raven, the late lamented pet of author Charles Dickens. A few years ago, we shared Grip's story, and now younger readers will have the chance to learn more about her thanks to author Marilyn Singer and illustrator Edwin Fotheringham, who have paired up to create A Raven Named Grip: How a Bird Inspired Two Famous Writers, Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe.
On December 11th, the Children's Literature Research Collection will host a virtual conversation with Singer and Fotheringham where they will read an excerpt of the book, discuss their research and inspirations, and answer questions about the book's creation. The Free Library's Special Collections Division will also present rare materials from our collections, including Edgar Allan Poe's autographed manuscript for his famous poem, The Raven, inspired by Grip. Attendees will also have the opportunity to "meet" and learn more about Grip, who has sat on her perch since her untimely passing.
The conversation is open to everyone with an interest in history, literature, and publishing.
To sign up for this free event, visit this weblink!