Graphic novelist and nonfiction writer Kristen Radtke presents a workshop and reading from her work.
At 3 pm, join Kristen for a presentation about major storytelling techniques in comics: framing, perspective, pacing, and visual interruption. She’ll share examples that explore how these techniques work, and present a wide range of graphic narratives as models that writers and artists can use regardless of their drawing abilities or experience.
At 7 pm, Kristen will present excerpts from her forthcoming book, Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness.
Kristen Radtke is the author of the genre-smashing graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This (Pantheon, 2017), a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Nylon Most Anticipated Book. The Chicago Tribune raved, “Imagine Wanting Only This [is] one of the most haunting graphic memoirs I’ve ever read. . . . There is a proud tradition of graphic memoirists—of those dually equipped to wield word and image—to tell the true and deeply considered story of a life. Alison Bechdel, Roz Chast, Riad Sattouf, David Small, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman and others have done it searingly well. And now to that list add Radtke, who proves herself an equal among equals with this debut book. . . .” Her next book, Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, received a 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. It will be published by Pantheon in 2021. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, The Atlantic, The Guardian, GQ, Vogue, Oxford American, and many other places.
Date & Time
February 17, 2021
7:00 pm-8:30 pm