What if Children’s Books Make No Sense?

Michael Heyman (Professor of Nonsense, Berklee College of Music)

Nonsense literature is a global excrescence of exuberance, but behind its hilarity is a rigorous sense of aesthetics and a bedrock of intelligent rebellion. This lecture will introduce literary nonsense, survey its various forms and functions around the world, and give advice on how to tap into its creative insanity.

Part of: Writers & Illustrators Conference