Graphic novels are a storytelling format, and whether fiction or non-fiction, they can engage, teach, and inspire readers of all ages. During this forum you will have the chance to learn from some of the most enthusiastic educators using graphic novels in the classroom today.
With Teresa Radice, Stefano Turconi, Guy Delisle, Marguerite Abouet, Jérémie Royer, David Etien & Nazeli Kyuregyan-Baron (Europe Comics) and keynote by Gene Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
Free for ALA Conference attendees
@ McCormick Place, W183a, from 11am to 4pm
Tampere Kuplii is a feel-good comics festival for everybody interested in comics and graphic novels. The festival is free of charge for the attendees, and everyone is welcome. The weekend programming consists of lectures, panels, signatures, competitions and various free-form activities. While most of the programming will be in Finnish, there will also be items to enjoy even if you don’t speak Finnish, for example our cosplay competition and several comics-related exhibitions. Comic vendors will be selling comic books also in English (and a lot other interesting stuff, too!) during the weekend. Our staff as well as our many vendors will also be happy to assist you in English.
With authors from all over the world, the International Comics Festival of Beja has a diversified program: project presentations, book launches, talks about comics, autograph sessions, live drawing and even a comic book market. These activities take place all around the town, in libraries, pubs, and the Culture House.
Award-winning French Illustrator Alexandre Clérisse will present a drawing workshop and discuss his newest book Now Playing: A Seek-and-Find Book for Film Buffs, a seek-and-find book from Chronicle Books. Green Apple Books will have copies of the book for sale. Two lucky attendees will receive two film passes donated by 4 Star Theatre. This program is open to children, tweens, teens, and their parents. No registration is required.
Monday May 13, 4pm – 5pm
Richmond Meeting Room
Richmond/Senator Milton Marks
351 9th Ave