Oakland University
Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Course brings acclaimed authors, illustrators to campus

Grad student Sally Rosberg with illustrator Gregory Christie in the Educational Resources Lab with a book written by a Michigan author, Lisa Wheeler.
Talented authors and illustrators will visit Oakland University this summer as part of a course designed to enhance appreciation for arts and literature.

 The course, Reading (RDG) 570 - The Author’s and Illustrator’s Art and Craft, will feature a series of talks from writers and artists who will discuss their work with students. Guest presenters include:
The course will be taught by Linda Pavonetti, Ed.D., professor and chair of Oakland's Department of Reading and Language Arts. She says that cultivating literary and artistic appreciation is at the heart of the course.

“The emphasis in this class is on the quality of the writing and art, not on teaching or using the books as educational or moral tools,” Dr. Pavonetti explained. “We try to foster a love of language and a deeper appreciation of the art. Many of our guest lecturers write for adults as well as children, and most of the artists create gallery art as well as illustrative works.”

“One of the components of the class that I work very hard to incorporate is diversity--not only in genre but also in the racial appeal of the books. To ensure authenticity in this regard, I have invited people who represent different races, ethnicities and sexual orientations.”

Class meets the week of June 30 through July 23 from 8:30 – 11:50 a.m. Monday through Thursday in 302 Pawley Hall and can be taken for two or four credits at the graduate or undergraduate levels. Cross-listed as RDG 490. Undergraduate students interested in taking the course must contact Dr. Pavonetti for permission. Course Registration Number is 31049. For additional information, view the course website or contact Dr. Pavonetti at pavonett@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4683.
The Author’s and Illustrator’s Art and Craft fosters a love of language and a deeper appreciation of the art.

Created by Colleen Campbell (cjcampbell@oakland.edu) on Monday, June 2, 2014
Modified by Colleen Campbell (cjcampbell@oakland.edu) on Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Article Start Date: Monday, June 2, 2014