DALLAS GRAHAM is the author of “Nikolas and the Pantheon Trials”—the debut, young adult novel in the “Nikolas, Night Thief” series about the secretive, mythical origins of the boy-thief Santa. Graham has participated as an artist-in-residence at The Leonardo two consecutive years and was commissioned by the museum, last year, to create a 12’ willow-branch sculpture opening their “Spark!” exhibit. Graham currently spearheads the Red Fred Project—a collaborative, book-making project with 50 children with critical illnesses across 50 states. There are 8 current titles in the collection. His first book, “Climbing with Tigers,” co-authored by 9 year-old Nathan Glad of Taylorsville, was adapted for the stage by Salt Lake Acting Company and just ended a month-long world premiere on 27 March 2016. Graham believes in the signifiacne of community-building through creative collaboration.