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Time: 08:00 - 17:00

Date: 1 March, 2021

Event Category: Events , Other

Website: https://events.ucalgary.ca/arts/calgary-distinguished-writers-program/#!view/event/event_id/242024

Location: Online – Please RSVP

Organizer: University of Calgary – Distinguished Writers Program, 403-813-3410, cdwp@ucalgary.ca, View Organizer Website

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