Dates & Times:
Thu OCT 24 | 7–8 pm

"Oh, the Places You'll Go!"


Childhood is seen as a period of discovery characterized by imagination and freedom, yet children are regularly constrained by boundaries based on age, experience and geography. Tensions between restriction and freedom, as well as innocence and knowledge, shape childhood experience and emerge in children’s fiction through the recurring themes of home, adventure, family and independence. This talk by Elizabeth Galway will explore such themes in relation to examples of maps and mapping in children’s fiction, and will consider why setting plays such an important role in so many texts for young readers.

7–8 pm | registration not required | museum admission applies | free to annual pass holders