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Idaho State University Bellon visiting artist Julie Paschkis to give presentations March 17-19 in Pocatello and Chubbuck

Posted February 6, 2014

A visit by Julie Paschkis, author, painter and illustrator for more than 30 books for children, will highlight the 28th annual Idaho State University Bellon Visiting Author Series scheduled March 17-19.

Her performances and public appearances for people of all ages will include:

• Monday, March 17, 4-5 p.m., at Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave., Pocatello.
• Tuesday, March 18, 6:15 p.m., Idaho State University College of Education, Book Signing with a program to follow at 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 19, 4-5 p.m., at Portneuf District Library, 5210 Stuart Ave. in Chubbuck.
Paschkis will also make appearances at several area schools. Julie Paschkis

“Ms. Paschkis’ work is distinctive and reveals her love of pattern and folk art. She is passionate about making things: books, paintings, designs and even baking cookies,” said Becca Hyde, member of the ISU Bellon Visiting Author Committee.

Paschkis was born in 1957 and grew up in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. Her parents encouraged their family to read, to draw and to play outside. She still likes to do those things. Paschkis attended Germantown Friends School, Ringerike Folkehogskole in Norway, Cornell University, and the School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology where she got a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. Currently, she lives with her husband, Joe Max Emminger, in Seattle.

Paschkis has received many awards for her illustrations including: 2007, A New York Times Notable Book Award for “Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal” by Paul Fleischman, Henry Holt; A Sydney Taylor Book Award 2007 Notable Book for “I Have A Little Dreidel” by Maxie Baum, Scholastic; and in 2005, Platinum Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, for “Here Comes Grandma” by Janet Lord, Henry Holt.

For more information on the Bellon Visiting Author Series, contact Becca Hyde, (208) 232-6452 or

For more information on Paschkis, visit or visit her blog, “Books Around The Table,” at