Corinna Luyken

Corinna Luyken at Captain Little

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS

Most kids love to draw. The difference between artists like Corinna Luyken and many of us is she never stopped when she grew up. Luyken’s first book, The Book of Mistakes, was inspired by her young daughter crumpling her own artwork for the first time, declaring its imperfection. Luyken found herself awake at 3 a.m. stewing. By sunrise, she had the first half of her story. “I am so much more efficient with my artistic time now that I’m a parent,” she laughs. The self-taught author and illustrator credits Olympia’s Nikki McClure as inspiration. She’ll have signed copies of her book (which comes out April 18) available for purchase at Captain Little during Arts Walk, along with corresponding activity pages and temporary tattoos. For readings of her book, check out her event at Browsers Bookshop at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 and her story time at Captain Little on May 2.

What: Corinna Luyken

Where: Captain Little,
121 Fifth Ave. E, Olympia

When: 5-10 p.m. Friday, April 28;
noon – 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29

How much: free

Learn more: 360-352-5441 | Captain Little




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