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Storytelling and Book Signing

Sunday, June 19, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center

Award-winning children's author Cornelia Funke returns to the Getty Center to read her latest Getty story, featuring William Dampier, a pirate and ghost tasked with keeping at bay other ghosts and spirits haunting the Getty Center. In this story, Pirate Dampier will explore ancient Buddhist caves, on the occasion of the exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road, on view at the Getty Center from May 7 to September 4, 2016.

Funke is a celebrated fantasy and adventure writer whose stories have been translated into 30 languages. She has written such titles as The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, the Inkworld trilogy, and, most recently, the MirrorWorld novels.

This afternoon storytelling adventure is followed by a book signing with the author. Her most popular novels will be available for purchase, as will publications related to the Dunhuang exhibition.

Watch videos of Cornelia Funke reading other stories about the Getty in April 2014 and June 2015.

This event is recommended for families and kids ages 8 and up.