Renowned children’s book author, Michelle Cuevas, in Romania next week

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Michelle Cuevas, the beloved American children’s book author, mostly known for “The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant”,, “The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles” and Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier”, translated in Romania and in more than 20 other countries, is coming to Romania next week.

She will attend some events in Bucharest and Ploiesti on March 30 and March 31, including meetings with the author, reading sessions, illustration workshops for children and a round table attended by important names of the Romanian literature for children and teenagers.

The access to the events is free, based upon availability.

The writer will be in Ploiesti meeting with her fans at the theatre for children in the city on March 30, at 12:30.

On March 30 at6 p.m. she will be in Bucharest, hosting an English workshop destined to children aged from 7 to 12 at the TNB Librarium. For registrations, please fill in the blank: https://goo.gl/forms/860ZEUNFGGZut7Bo1.

At the same time, the author will have a busy schedule on March 31. There will be a book presentation and a reading performance, attended by Cuevas herself at Carturesti Carusel bookstore at 12:00. A round table “Don’t Tell the Grown-Ups” will follow that day at the National Museum of Romanian Literature at 6 p.m., an event that is meant to investigate what writing books for children means in 2018.

The author’s visit in Romania comes upon the invitation of the Editorial Art Group.

Michelle Cuevas was born in 1982 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. She graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where she received the Henry Hoyns Fellowship.

Her 2017 title The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole was optioned by Fox Animation/Matt Reeves, and her 2015 title Confessions of an Imaginary Friend is being developed into an animated feature film by Fox Blue Sky. The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, a national bestseller, was named best book of the year by Time, People, The Boston Globe, and School Library Journal. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages.

Michelle also writes for animated films. Her first short film Follow Your Heart qualified for the animated shorts category of the 2018 Academy Awards. Happy Birthday, Ada, commissioned by Google, won 1st place at the 47th ASIFA-East Animation Awards.

Her hobbies include watercolor painting, drawing, and spending time with her Bernese Mountain Dog named Indy. She enjoys travel and has lived abroad in Australia and Italy, according to her website.

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