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My Marvelous Affliction: Confessions Of A Bibliophile By Carmen Agra Deedy

August 2, 2016

Art of the Book InvitationJoin the Smithsonian Libraries on Thursday, September 15 at 6:00 pm for a lecture by award winning author and storyteller, Carmen Agra DeedyMy Marvelous Affliction: Confessions of a Bibliophile.

Carmen Agra Deedy pays tribute to that most glorious artifact, the codex. An impenitent book lover, Deedy presents a spirited defense of book madness, a predilection she terms, “the marvelous affliction.” Join the Smithsonian Libraries as we celebrate the Art of the Book with one of America’s foremost storytellers.

Carmen Agra Deedy is best known for her beloved children’s books, which include The Library Dragon, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach and the New York Times Bestseller, 14 Cows for America.

Ms. Deedy is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for the TED Conference, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Libraries, among other distinguished venues. She is also the host of the fourtime Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book!

Ms. Deedy has a new picture book, The Noisy Little Rooster (Scholastic Press), scheduled for release in February of 2017. A Young Adult novel, The Book of Unintended Consequences (Peachtree Publishers), will be published in 2018.

My Marvelous Affliction: Confessions of a Bibliophile
Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:00 pm
Ring Auditorium
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
7th Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

Please click here to RSVP. For access services, please contact us at or 202.633.2241, preferably two weeks prior to the program.

This is the first of two lectures generously sponsored by David Bruce Smith. The next lecture will be in April 2017.