John Agard & Piet Grobler: A Poem for Our Planet
Join poet John Agard for a trip into the colourful jungle, with a reading from his glorious new picture book, where you get to meet a playful Coyote and leave with a powerful message about saving our planet. This book is packed with beautiful language, but also filled with fantastic creativity and you'll get a glimpse into some of the work that’s gone into creating it with two videos from the book’s illustrator Piet Grobler. In one of the videos Piet demonstrates some of the many mediums he used to make the images in the book, which include collage, print-making roller, drawing and painting. At the end, grab your pencils and paper for a draw-along with Piet, followed by a Q&A with John himself chaired by Nadine Aisha Jassat.
This event was filmed at the 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Book Festival News
Wednesday 11 May