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Alphabet City Kids: Story Hour with Marika Maijala

September 23 @ 10:00 am

City of Asylum

Featuring quarterly visits from authors writing books for elementary-aged children, the Alphabet City Kids series continues this month with Marika Maijala. These family-friendly programs include a reading, followed by a Q&A and an engagement activity with the author to help further bring the book to life for children and their families.

You can reserve your free ticket on City of Asylum’s website.

Marika Maijala lives and works in Helsinki as an illustrator and children’s book writer. Her debut writing project, Rosie Runs, was nominated for the Nordic Council Children’s and Young People’s Literature Prize, and selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. In 2020, Marika was nominated for the ALMA Award. Marika works across writing, illustration, visual arts and animation. Her artistic practice draws from play, experiment, and trial and error in the spirit of DIY. Marika’s main creative sources are the realm of narration, which she has loved since childhood, as well as her relationships with other living and non-living creatures. Her versatile body of work includes picture books, art books, paintings, drawings, texts, animations, videos, installations and illustrations for public spaces. Her stories and illustrations have been published worldwide.


September 23
10:00 am
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City of Asylum


City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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