On my way to Alabama: April 19-20
My thanks to Lindsay Hodgens and the Alabama Writers' Forum for the great review of Peck and Pock: A Graphic Poem: http://www.writersforum.org/news_and_reviews/review_archives.html/article/2013/04/04/peck-and-pock-a-graphic-poem
I'll be in Montgomery April 19: as part of the Alabama Book Festival's program, I'll be teaching a class for Alabama writing teachers at Troy University. Then on April 20, I'm I'm looking forward to sitting on a panel where I'll discuss Peck and Pock: A Graphic Poem alongside with Lila Quintero Weaver who will talk about her own beautiful graphic memoir DARKROOM: A MEMOIR IN BLACK AND WHITE. Here's Lila's bio from the Alabama Book Festival website. Hope to see some friends in Montgomery!
Lila Quintero Weaver - Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White (graphic memoir) Lila was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and immigrated to the U.S. with her family when she was five; Alabama has been her home ever since. A self-taught artist with experience in portraiture, calligraphy, landscape and other genres of painting, she is a graduate of the University of Alabama. Darkroom: A Memoir in Black & White is her first major publication and has been named a finalist for the Small Press Expo 2012 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent and for the graphic-novel category in the 2012 Cybils. The Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group designated the book as a winner in its 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society.