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Friday, February 18, 2011

Award-Winning Author, Illustrator Bryan Collier Speaks at SU February 24

SALISBURY, MD---Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Bryan Collier returns to Salisbury University to discuss and sign his works from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, February 24, in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 226.

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Collier, a native of Pocomoke City, MD, is a nationally celebrated artist and illustrator, and has received both the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award. His most recent picture book is Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, with Laban Carrick Hill.

As a teenager, Collier began to develop a unique style of painting that incorporated both watercolors and collage. He writes about his work, "Collage is more than just an art style,” he said. “Collage is all about bringing different elements together. Once you form a sensibility about connection, how different elements relate to each other, you deepen your understanding of yourself and others."

Collier’s past books include Martin’s Big Words, Freedom River, Visiting Langston and Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope. He originally spoke at SU as part of the University’s African-American History Month celebration in 2009.

Sponsored by the Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, his talk is free and the public is invited. For information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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