Reading and Workshop Reading and Workshop with Children’s book author Antje Damm

Waiting for Goliath / The Visitor © Gecko Press, Antje Damm

Sat, 11/02/2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Villa Academy

Calling all kids! Join children’s book author Antje Damm for a reading of her book Waiting for Goliath, a story about patience and acceptance, at 10:00 am in German.

The reading of Waiting for Goliath is open to the public – no registration necessary. Come with open ears!

Then, at 10:45, kids can participate in a workshop connected to Antje Damm’s new book The Visitor.

The Visitor is a story about friendship and shyness that plays out in a mini theatre, as a child unwittingly brings light and color―literally―into a lonely person's life.
Elise was frightened―of spiders, people, even trees. So she never went out, night or day. One day a strange thing flies in through the window and lands at her feet. And then there comes a knock at the door. Elise has a visitor who will change everything.

The unique artwork has a doll's house appeal. Antje Damm creates a diorama from cardboard and photographs the scenes, giving the illustrations a special luminosity and depth.

Discover how she found her inspiration, how she constructed her book, and learn her technique – each participant will make their own paper airplanes!

For kids aged 5-8. The workshop is free, but space is very limited, so we kindly ask parents to register by email at  In case the workshop is already full, all kids are still welcome to the reading at 10:00!

Antje Damm, born in Wiesbaden, Germany, is an architect and acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator. The Visitor  was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book 2018.