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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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David Macaulay

David Macaulay is a visual storyteller and self-described “explainer” whose illustrated books demonstrate the origins, makeup, and workings of objects--from everyday utilitarian items to great engineering accomplishments--in a way that is accessible and entertaining for all ages. He is the recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Fellowship and the author of more than twenty-five books, including Black and White, which won the Caldecott Medal, and Cathedral, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Macaulay hosted the five-part PBS miniseries Building Big and wrote the companion book by the same name. His artwork has been exhibited in museums in the U.S. and Europe. Macaulay’s book The Way Things Work won the 1989 Boston Globe-Horn Book award for nonfiction and has been newly updated and expanded as The Way Things Work Now.


More About The Way Things Work Now
Interview with NPR on Mosque
Watch Maculay’s May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture