Dominican's Butler Children's Literature Center presents acclaimed young adult author Holly Black in the Annual Butler Lecture on Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m. The lecture, "Why Magic?," will be held in the Martin Recital Hall. A book signing will be held during a reception following the lecture.
Black is the author of numerous contemporary fantastical books for teens and tweens, including the bestselling The Spiderwick Chronicles, which have been translated into 32 languages and adapted into a 2008 feature film by Paramount Pictures in conjunction with Nickelodeon Films. Other books include The Modern Faerie Tale series, The Curse Workers, and the Magisterium series. Stand-alone books include Doll Bones (2013), which was a Newbery Honor book and recipient of the Mythopoeic Award; The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (2013), which was a finalist for the Norton and Locus awards; and The Darkest Part of the Forest (2015).
The Butler Lecture is generously underwritten by the Butler Family Foundation. This program is meant for an adult audience. Young people are welcome to attend but the lecture will be geared to adults. Admission to this program is free but registration is required. To register click here.