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Storytelling and Book Signing

Sunday, June 21, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center

Award-winning children's author Cornelia Funke reads her latest Getty story, featuring William Dampier, a pirate, adventurer, explorer, and ghost tasked with keeping other ghosts and spirits haunting the Getty Center at bay. This afternoon storytelling adventure is followed by a book signing with Cornelia Funke and a special children's tour of the Getty Research Institute's exhibition A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715. Funke's most popular novels will be for sale and personal copies will be signed.

Funke is the author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, the Inkworld trilogy, and, most recently, the MirrorWorld novels. A celebrated fantasy and adventure writer, her stories have been translated into 30 languages.

Watch the video of Cornelia Funke reading the first part of her Getty-inspired story from her visit to the Getty Center in April 2014.

This event is recommended for families and kids ages 8 and up.