School of Education’s Keith Distinguished Speaker Series Brings Peter H. Reynolds to Syracuse

Peter H Reynolds March 19-20

The School of Education and the Jo-Linda and Dennis Keith Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to announce the 2019 speaker, acclaimed author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. He will visit Syracuse for a two-day residency on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20. This is the second annual Keith Speaker Series residency.

Reynolds will present two events that are free and open to the public:

“One Brave Dot” with Peter H. Reynolds

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Stolkin Auditorium, Physics Building
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Community Library Event with Peter H. Reynolds

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Central Branch Library KidSpace
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Both events will be followed by book signings, with a selection of Reynolds’ books available for purchase on-site from the Syracuse University bookstore.

Other planned activities during Reynolds’ residency include a visit to the Syracuse University Early Education & Child Care Center, the Bernice M. Wright Laboratory School, and Van Duyn Elementary School, as well as a lunchtime chat with students from across Syracuse University. The Keith Speaker Series is also donating several sets of Reynolds’ books to Van Duyn Elementary.

Peter ReynoldsCreativity champion Peter H. Reynolds is a NY Times best-selling author & illustrator. Published in over 25 languages, His books including The Dot, Ish, The Word Collector, Happy Dreamer, and Say Something! inspire children and “grown up children” with his messages about authentic learning, creativity, bravery, empathy, and courageous self-expression.

Reynolds also illustrated the best-selling I am Yoga, I am Peace, I am Human, and The Water Princess with Susan Verde, as well as the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. He lives in the Boston area where he founded The Blue Bunny, a family-owned and operated children’s book, toy, & creativity store. With his twin brother Paul, he launched the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity, a not-for-profit organization that encourages creativity and innovation in teaching and learning.

The Jo-Linda and Dennis Keith Distinguished Speaker Series was established by Jo-Linda ’65 and Dennis Keith in 2017 to bring exceptional and award-winning authors and illustrators to share their expertise about the craft of writing children’s picture books on topics that matter.

For more information about the series, public events, directions, parking and accommodations, please contact the School of Education at or 315.443.4696.