Celebrated children's book author and illustrator Peter Sís recently released his first book for adults, a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of the classic 12th-century Sufi epic poem, The Conference of the Birds. (The stage version by Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook is on stage at Folger Theatre Oct. 23 - Nov. 25, 2012.) He is also an acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. A MacArthur fellow and Caldecott award winner, Sís is the author of more than 20 books and a seven-time honoree for The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He will discuss his work on The Conference of the Birds

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