Author presents workshop on children’s books in Portuguese

Portuguese author, illustrator and graphic designer Catarina Sobral

Portuguese author, illustrator and graphic designer Catarina Sobral will conduct a workshop with Fresno State’s Portuguese Language students at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 at Henry Madden Library room 2132. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $5 is lots P27 or P20.

In the workshop, Sobral will talk about her process, aesthetic choices and sources of inspiration, after which the students will be able to write a story in Portuguese based on her illustrations. 

Sobral was the recipient of the International Award for Illustration in 2014. She has authored 13 picture books and illustrated 10 of them; published in different languages in several countries, such as Portugal, Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, UK, Sweden, Poland, China and Japan. She has also directed the animated short film “Ratio Between Two Volumes” and, recently, she wrote and did the art direction of the stage play for children titled “Impossible.”

The event is sponsored by Camões, I.P. and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, with support from the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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