Saturday, November 15, 2014



Vulcan Park
Birmingham, Alabama
(photo credit: Scott Pierce)

Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than 100 books from Random House, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Abrams, Boyds Mills Press, Charlesbridge, Capstone, Orca and other publishers, and more than 5000 poems, many of which appear in textbooks, anthologies, newspapers, and magazines including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, as well as in Highlights, Cricket and numerous other magazines for children. He served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, instructor of creative writing at Samford University, poetry editor of English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a nationally syndicated poetry feature writer for Tribune Media Services. He speaks at schools, conferences, libraries, and literary events throughout the U.S. and overseas, and has read his poems at The Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the American School in Paris, and the International Schools of South America. For more information, visit his website at FatherGoose.com FatherGoose.com





Bayside, New York
1949




Photos
1972-2015




with daughter, Julie
Fort Myers, Florida
1972







Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
1973






Birmingham, Alabama
1974
(photo credit: Beck Wilson)







Huntsville, Alabama
1976








with Debra Ghigna
Homewood, Alabama
1977







Homewood, Alabama
1977








National Writers Conference
Denver, Colorado
1978









Alabama State Poetry Society
Arlington Home
Birmingham, Alabama
1978









with poet Robert Hayden
Library of Congress
Washington, DC
1978









with poet Robert Hayden
Montgomery, Alabama
1979









Linn Park
Birmingham, Alabama
1980
(photo credit: Dale Short)









Columbiana, Alabama
1981











Baylor School for Boys
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1982










with James Baldwin
Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham, Alabama
1982
(photo credit: John Northrop)










at grandmother's funeral
New York City
1982









City Lights Bookstore
San Francisco, California
1983
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)







with Debra
Baylor School
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1983
(photo credit: Finn Bille)







with James Dickey
Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham, Alabama
1983
(photo credit: John Northrop)





with James Dickey
Birmingham Art Museum
Birmingham, Alabama
1983
(photo credit: John Northrop)








Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham, Alabama
1984
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)








Homewood, Alabama
1987
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)













Writing lab
Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham, Alabama
1991










with son, Chip Ghigna
Backyard, Homewood, Alabama
1992
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)












Homewood Park
Homewood, Alabama
1993










with Mark Strand
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
1993














with Pat Gauch, Jon Agee, Eric Carle
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1997











Homewood, Alabama
1999
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)











with Chip Ghigna, Julie Pierce, and Debra Ghigna
San Francisco, California
1999
(photo credit: Scott Pierce)










with Debra Ghigna and Rick Bragg
Birmingham Public Library
Birmingham, Alabama
2000












Jonathan Benton Bookstore
Mountain Brook, Alabama
2003
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)











with Debra Ghigna
Jefferson County Board of Education
Birmingham, Alabama
2005







with Honey in the Treehouse
Homewood, Alabama
2006
(photo credit: Beau Gustafson)









with wife Debra Ghigna, son Chip Ghigna, and daughter Julie Pierce
Seattle, Washington
2009
(photo credit: Scott Pierce)









with granddaughter, Charlotte Rose Ghigna
Toys R Us
Birmingham, Alabama
2011
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)









with Charlotte Rose Ghigna
Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham, Alabama
2012
(photo credit: Chip Ghigna)









with Charlotte Rose Ghigna in the Treehouse
Homewood, Alabama
2012
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)











Homewood Public Library
Homewood, Alabama
2012













Texas Library Association
Dallas, Texas
2013






with Rebecca Davis, Charles Waters, Amy VanDerwater, Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Texas Library Association
Dallas, Texas
2013







with grandson, Christopher Pierce
Seattle, Washington
2013
(photo credit: Scott Pierce)









with Deborah Fout, Homewood Library Director
Christmas Parade
Homewood, Alabama
2013
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)









with daughter, Julie Pierce
at the top of the Statue of Vulcan
Birmingham, Alabama
2014
(photo credit: Scott Pierce)













with Debra Ghigna and Chip Ghigna
St Tropez, France
2015
(photo credit: Diana Levaton)





with Debra Ghigna, beach party
St Tropez, France
2015
(photo credit: Chip Ghigna)













St Tropez, France
2015
(photo credit: Chip Ghigna)








with Charlotte Rose Ghigna
at Chip Ghigna Art Show
The Ellenburg Art Gallery - Homewood Library
Homewood, Alabama
2015
(photo credit: Chip Ghigna)










Sixes Elementary School
Canton, Georgia
2016








The Walker School
Marietta, Georgia
2016













with Debra Ghigna
Honfleur, France
2016
(photo credit: Chip Ghigna)














with Charlotte Rose Ghigna
Homewood, Alabama
2017
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)










Inside the Treehouse
Homewood, Alabama
2017









A look out the Treehouse window
Homewood, AL
Dec. 8, 2017
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)










with Debra Ghigna
The Roosevelt Hotel
New York City
Dec. 13-18, 2017
(photo credit: Chip Ghigna)










with Debra Ghigna
Museum of Modern Art
New York City
Dec. 14, 2017
(photo credit: Chip Ghigna)









with Chip Ghigna
Bryant Park
New York City
Dec. 17, 2017
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)








with editors from National Geographic Books for Children
American Library Association Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana
June 25, 2018








National Book Festival
Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2018








Alabama Literacy Association Conference
Birmingham, Alabama
Nov. 1, 2018