Bestselling author, illustrator David Macaulay discusses his creative process

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MANCHESTER — David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of "Castle," "Cathedral" and "The Way We Work," will discuss current projects and challenges in his work in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester at 7 p.m. on April 3. His talk, "Life in the Studio," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Manchester Community Library.

Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. His many books include "Castle," "Built to Last," "Cathedral," the worldwide bestseller "The Way We Work," and most recently "The Way Things Work Now," which includes all new sections on the technology that most impacts our everyday lives. Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

The statewide underwriters for the First Wednesdays 2018-2019 series are The Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, the Windham Foundation, and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries. "Life in the Studio" is underwritten by Anonymous. Manchester Community Library is sponsored by Mystic Caf and Wine Bar, Spring & Harbor Boutique, and Union Underground.

An exhibit of selected drawings and sketches from Macaulay's books is on display, now through April 8, in the Upper Gallery of Manchester Community Library.

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