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Author whose work featured in upcoming Martin Scorsese film to speak at RC

Wednesday, September 21, 2011  
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For immediate release – 9/18/11
Contact: Rockford College Box Office, 815-226-4100
Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374

Rockford, Ill., –Brian Selznick, award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books will speak at Rockford College on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 10 a.m., at the Rockford College Clark Arts Center in Maddox Theatre.

Brian Selznick is a Caldecott-winning author and illustrator of children's books. Selznick received the 2008 Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was made into the film, Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese to be released in November 2011. He has also won a second Caldecott Honor in addition to numerous other book awards and honors.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Clark Arts Center is accessible. For more information, contact the Rockford College Box Office at 815-226-4100.

The talk is part of the college’s Forum Series. To see the Fall 2011 series line-up visit:

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