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Talk and Draw with Creator, Benson Shum

Mon, March 20 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Talk and draw with creator Benson Shum

Talk and Draw with Creator, Benson Shum, Family
Monday, March 20, 6:30-7:45 pm, OSH/Community Room
Join us for a chat and draw session with Benson Shum, the creator of Anzu, the Great Kaiju, an adorable picture book about a tiny monster with a big heart trying to follow in his family’s footsteps. Shum will join us virtually on the screen in the Oshtemo Community Room. Families will have the chance to talk, ask questions, and draw live in-person. Together, we’ll create our own Kaiju!

Benson Shum is a children’s book author and illustrator. The idea that an image or painting can evoke emotions and movement is what brought him to the world of picture books and animation. Benson uses watercolor, ink and digital tools to create his illustrations. His book, Anzu the Great Kaiju received a starred review from School Library Journal. Both Anzu the Great Kaiju and Anzu the Great Listener were selected for 2022 & 2023 Kid’s Indie Next List Recommend by American Booksellers Association. Benson is also an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was a part of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Frozen 2 and Encanto.

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Mon, March 20
6:30 pm–7:30 pm
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OSH/Community Room
7265 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009 United States
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