Carson Ellis Word Play Workshop

Award winning illustrator Carson Ellis takes us on a tour of her latest book In The Half Room, discussing ideas and things for you to try out along the way.

This event is FREE, you can view it on the link below, it will be available for 24hrs Sat 12th June. We’d love to see your portraits, feel free to share them with us on instagram
@how_brave_is_the_wren or by emailing

About Carson Ellis:
Carson Ellis is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture books Home and Du Iz Tak? (a Caldecott Honor book and the recipient of an E.B. White Read Aloud Award). She has illustrated a number of books for kids including The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and The Wildwood Chronicles by her husband, Colin Meloy. Carson has been awarded silver medals by the Society of Illustrators for her work on Wildwood Imperium and on Dillweed’s Revenge by Florence Parry Heide. She’s the illustrator-in-residence for Colin’s band, The Decemberists, and received Grammy nominations in 2016 and 2018 for album art design. She works sporadically as an editorial illustrator for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and others publications and she is an occasional fine artist represented by Nationale in Portland.

Carson lives on a farm in Oregon with Colin, their two sons, two cats, two llamas, two goats, one sheep, fourteen chickens, a family of barn owls and an unfathomable multitude of tree frogs.

If you’re interested in buying Carson Ellis’s latest book In The Half Room you can find it HERE

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