Reading and Workshop Online: Reading and Workshop with Children’s Author Antje Damm

Reading and Workshop with Children’s Author Antje Damm © Antje Damm

Sun, 06/28/2020


Online Reading and workshop will be held in German.
Read a little, create a lot with children’s book author Antje Damm live from her studio in Germany! We invite kids to join her for a reading of her book The Visitor, which will be followed by an arts and crafts workshop.

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.

Use her techniques and let your imagination run wild to make your own pocket pet! After the reading, Antje Damm will teach kids how to create a secret “pocket pet”: make sure you have a matchbox, scissors, glue, construction paper, and coloring utensils (crayons, markers, or colored pencils).
Material © Antje Damm
For kids aged 6-10. The online event is limited to 20 Zoom participants, so we kindly ask parents to register by email at

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 in 2018.