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The Lamb Cycle: Kate Feiffer Discusses the Challenges and Delights of Illustrating Mary Had a Little Lamb as Written by the Greats

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What if “Mary Had a Little Lamb” had been written by Lord Byron, William Shakespeare, John Keats, Robert Browning or Emily Brontë? In The Lamb Cycle, retired English professor David Ewbank reimagines the story of Mary and her lamb as told through the great English poets. D.H. Lawrence’s Mary longs for her lamb as any woman longing for her lover, whilst T.S. Eliot’s Mary is recollected by an old man looking back on his life. Alexander Pope writes an “An Essay on Lambs,” and Tennyson’s lotus eaters become “The Clover Eater.” Brilliantly written, sophisticated, and laugh-out-loud funny, these poems, enhanced by Vineyard resident Kate Feiffer’s witty and whimsical illustrations, will enchant anyone who has ever read an English poem and engage those who haven’t.

Talk—Wednesday, June 7, 5:00 PM: The Lamb Cycle: Kate Feiffer Discusses the Challenges and Delights of Illustrating Mary Had a Little Lamb as Written by the Greats.

Workshop-Saturday, June 17, 12:00 PM: When Little Bo Peep Fell Asleep: Rewriting the Nursery Rhyme.

Join Kate Feiffer, illustrator of “The Lamb Cycle” for a hands-on writing workshop in which participants will rewrite a beloved nursery rhyme. This workshop is open to everyone. Please email tthorpe@clamsnet.org to pre-register.

Kate Feiffer is the author of eleven children’s books, including Henry The Dog with No Tail and Double Pink. She is also an illustrator and doodler, and the event producer for the Islanders Write. The Lamb Cycle is the first book she has illustrated.

Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chilmark Library. 508-645-3360

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Date:
June 7
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
https://www.chilmarkma.gov/chilmark-library/events/52591

Organizer

Chilmark Public Library

Venue

Chilmark Public Library
522 South Rd
Chilmark, 02535-0180 United States
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Details

Date:
June 7
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
https://www.chilmarkma.gov/chilmark-library/events/52591

Organizer

Chilmark Public Library

Venue

Chilmark Public Library
522 South Rd
Chilmark, 02535-0180 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website