Saturday, November 15, 2014



(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, FL
1972







Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
1973






Birmingham, AL
1974
(photo credit: Beck Wilson)







Huntsville, AL
1976








with Debra Ghigna
Homewood, AL
1977







Homewood, AL
1977








National Writers Conference
Denver, CO
1978









Alabama State Poetry Society
Arlington Home, Birmingham, AL
1978









with poet Robert Hayden
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
1978









with poet Robert Hayden
Montgomery, AL
1979









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









Columbiana, AL
1981











Baylor School for Boys
Chattanooga, TN
1982










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










at grandmother's funeral
New York City
1982









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







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







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





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








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








Homewood, AL
1987
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)











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













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














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











Homewood, AL
1999
(photo credit: Debra Ghigna)











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










with Debra Ghigna and Rick Bragg
Birmingham Public Library
2000












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











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







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









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









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









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









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











Homewood Public Library
Homewood, AL
2012













Texas Library Association
Dallas, TX
2013






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







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









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









with daughter, Julie Pierce
at the top of the Statue of Vulcan
Birmingham, AL
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)













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








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










Sixes Elementary School
Canton, GA
2016








The Walker School
Marietta, GA
2016













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














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










Inside the Treehouse
Homewood, AL
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, LA
June 25, 2018








National Book Festival
Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2018