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Press Release Fun: Spend an Evening with Brian Floca (for free!)

Free Lecture
An Evening with Brian Floca
Saturday, December 6, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Join award-winning author and illustrator Brian Floca, this year’s recipient of the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for Locomotive, for a presentation about his creative journey, his work in various formats, and exciting upcoming projects. Meet the artist and explore the Museum until it closes at 9:00 p.m.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of picture books Locomotive, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11LightshipThe Racecar Alphabet, and Five Trucks. He has illustrated the Poppy Stories series by Avi; Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan; Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels; and Lynne Cox’s just published Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas. In addition to the Randolph Caldecott Medal, his books have received four Robert F. Sibert Honor awards, an Orbis Pictus Award, an Orbis Pictus Honor, a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators, and have twice been selected for The New York Times‘ annual 10 Best Illustrated Books list. Brian was born and raised in Temple, Texas. He graduated from Brown University and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Locomotive will be available for purchase in the Uris Center Met Store. Mr. Floca will be signing books after the presentation.

This event is free with Museum admission, but registration is required. Please RSVP. Preregistration is not required for the book-signing portion of this program.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Direct any questions to

This event is made possible by the Friends of Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.