Female Graphic Novelists and Moderation
Hey hey! I’m moderating a thingy! Come to Williamsburg to hang out with comic book artists, support a great cause, and hear women talk about working in the world of graphic novels. Here are the details.
The Desk Set, Behind the Book & Desert Island Comics proudly present:
Have a Drink with a Panel of Female Graphic Novelists and Cartoonists as they Discuss Drawing, Writing and Publishing in this Macho World
Featuring Rebecca Donner, Fly, Miriam Katin, Leslie Stein, Sara Varon & Lauren Weinstein
& moderated by the lovely, Children’s Librarian and blogger, Betsy Bird (aka "Fuse #8")
The Desk Set has put together this special evening to benefit the literary arts nonprofit organization Behind the Book, a home-grown nonprofit that promotes literacy and strives to cultivate a love of reading for low-income students in New York City public schools. It does so by bringing authors & illustrators into the classroom to facilitate teachers and work with students on the entire process of book creation—from writing and illustrating to publication. These workshops are ongoing, providing a rich experience for students; authors, illustrators and publishing professionals come back again and again, forming unique collaborative relationships with students and teachers.
Date: Monday, July 21st
Location: Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand St.(near Lorimer St.), Williamsburg, Bklyn. 718-218-8555. Nearest Train: L/Lorimer Stop, G/Metropolitan Ave. stop, J/M/Z to Hewes stop.
Suggested Donation: $10 to benefit Behind the Book. Your $10 donation entitles you to one free draft beer and one raffle ticket.
25 Awesome Raffle Prizes! Includes a letterpress & a silkscreen print by Sara Varon, five Molly Kiely comics, a $25 gift certificate from Saint Mark’s Bookshop, three bundles of artists’ books (includes Scream at the Librarian) from BOOKLYN, a graphic novel from Word book store, two tickets to The Frick museum, a limited edition silkscreen print & Lynda Barry graphic novel compliments of Desert Island, a silkscreen print by Lille Carre, mini comics by Emily Block, a signed copy of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, a signed copy of Burn Out by Rebecca Donner, an etching by Lauren Weinstein, a t-shirt & a couple of issues of Mammal Mag, prints by Jenny Wang, screen print by Lizz Hickey, art by Rachel Hauer, Dylan Meconis & more!
1 ticket = $2
5 tickets = $5
15 tickets = $10
If you can’t make it to the event and would like to enter the raffle anyway, please send money through paypal here to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you a confirmation. The raffle will be held after the panel.
About the featured panelists & our moderator…
Rebecca Donner, an established prose writer and essayist, who just released her graphic novel debut Burnout.
Fly, a graphic designer, comic book artist, zinester & arts instructor whose titles include Peops, Total Disaster & CHRON!IC!RIOTS!PA!SM!
Miriam Katin, comic book artist, illustrator and creator of the graphic novel We are On Our Own.
Leslie Stein, Comic book artist and musician; she is the creator numerous comics, including Yeah, It Is! and Eye of the Majestic Creature.
Lauren Weinstein, comic book artist, musician and illustrator. Her creations include Inside Vineyland, Girl Stories and, most recently, Goddess of War.
Betsy Bird, our moderator, is a Children’s Librarian at the Donnell Central Children’s Room and the blogger also known as "Fuse # 8" at School Library Journal.
The Desk Set is an informal group of librarians, archivists, Library Science students and other individuals who love books. The Desk Set gatherings usually entail meeting up at bars in Greenpoint or Williamsburg and sometimes we go on field trips, have picnics or book swaps. This mailing list is used to let you know about these social gatherings, events and other items of interest. If you’d like to be removed from the list, you know what to do (and if you’d like to add someone, let us know that too). Check us out at www.myspace.com/thedeskset & www.thedeskset.org
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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