Gene Luen Yang, Calgary Distinguished Visiting Writers Program
On Thursday, March 11, award-winning cartoonist and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang will give a free talk—open to all—via the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program at the University of Calgary. Gene’s renowned works include American Born Chinese (the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award), Boxers & Saints, the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics, Dragon Hoops, and the New Super-Man series (with DC Comics).
His talk will explore the making of comics and graphic novels, bridging the gap between words and pictures, and the importance of narratives that convey a multitude of cultural experiences. The event will conclude with a live audience Q&A moderated by Bart Beaty, professor of advanced studies in comics at the University of Calgary. Registration is open now: https://events.ucalgary.ca/arts/calgary-distinguished-writers-program/#!view/event/event_id/242024