A students-only conversation with SHC Fellow Oliver Jeffers, about getting started, keeping going, and ins and outs of telling stories. Oliver will be introduced by author and lecturer in creative writing, Garrett Carr.
Students are invited to send questions in advance for Oliver, to shape the discussion. Cameras ON for this special opportunity to talk with an artist and author who puts 'story' at the centre of his diverse practice.
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org - you'll be invited to ask them yourself on the day.
Oliver Jeffers is an artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance and sculpture. Curiosity and humour are underlying themes throughout Oliver’s practice as an artist and storyteller. Jeffers’ engagements and practice are truly international in scope. His critically acclaimed picture books are translated into over forty languages, selling over ten million copies worldwide. His original artwork has been exhibited at New York’s Brooklyn Museum, Dublin’s Irish Museum of Modern Art, London’s National Portrait Gallery and Vienna’s Palais Auersperg. Jeffers has received numerous awards, including a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award, Bologna Rigazzi Award, an Irish Book Award, and a UK Literary Association Award. He releases his eighteenth book as author and illustrator, What We'll Build, in October 2020, and has illustrated several others. Oliver grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.