Colby Sharp

We are thrilled to welcome the amazing Colby Sharp and several of the author/illustrator contributors to his dynamic new book, "The Creativity Project." Colby & friends (Laurie Keller, Liesl Schurtliff and Travis Jonker) will talk about the inspiration, creation, and use of this book, and then Read and Write Kalamazoo will offer a short book inspired workshop for young writers and educators.

Colby invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other; photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds into any form of creative work they wanted to share. 
The result is a stunning collection of words, art, poetry, and stories by some of our most celebrated children book creators. A section of extra story starters by every contributor provides fresh inspiration for readers to create works of their own. Here is an innovative book that offers something for every kind of reader and creator 
With contributions by Sherman Alexie, Tom Angleberger, Jessixa Bagley, Tracey Baptiste, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Peter Brown, Lauren Castillo, Kate DiCamillo, Margarita Engle, Deborah Freedman, Adam Gidwitz, Chris Grabenstein, Jennifer L. Holm, Victoria Jamieson, Travis Jonker, Jess Keating, Laurie Keller, Jarret J. Krosoczka, Kirby Larson, Minh Le, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Daniel Nayeri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Debbie Ohi, R.J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dav Pilkey, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Dan Santat, Gary Schmidt, John Schu, Colby Sharp, Bob Shea, Liesl Shurtliff, Lemony Snicket, Laurel Snyder, Javaka Steptoe, Mariko Tamaki, Linda Urban, Frank Viva, and Kat Yeh.
About the Author
Colby Sharp is a co-founder of the online community Nerdy Book Club and its off-shoot conference, Nerd Camp, two popular monthly Twitter chats, #Titletalk#SharpSchu, and The Yarn, a podcast about bookmaking and the creative process.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
3019 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection Cover Image
By Colby Sharp (Editor)
ISBN: 9780316507813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2018