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3rd Annual Graphic Novel Event: Sex and Gender Empowerment in the Comics

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

WHERE: Annie May Swift Hall, Peggy Dow Helmerich Auditorium-1st floor
1920 Campus Drive   
Evanston, IL 60208 map it


An evening of lively discussion with some of the most popular artists on the Chicago and national scene of graphic novels and comics. They are all members of The Ladydrawers Comics Collective. The collective is made up of members that are women, men, and non-binary folks (people that identify as they/them).

They will discuss their work and how it is changing the conversation of sex and gender empowerment in a variety of stances within their artistic genre. Join artists: Delia JeanMorgan Claire Sirene , Ray/Rae/Reigh Swanson, and Sheila Lugtu moderated by renowned cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore.

Q&A to follow, plus books and merchandise will be sold.

CONTACT: Stacy Oliver   (847) 467-4099

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Writers in Residence


Spring Quarter 2015 Visiting Writer in Residence MAAZA MENGISTE teaching The Art of Fiction

Maaza Mengiste is a Fulbright Scholar and the award-winning author of Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books. The novel was named one of the best books of 2010 by Christian Science MonitorBoston GlobePublishers Weekly and other publications. Her fiction and nonfiction writing can be found in the Guardian, the New York Times, BBC Radio 4, Granta, and Lettre International, among other places.

Maaza has won fellowships from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Prague Summer Program, and the Emily Harvey Foundation. She was the 2013 Puterbaugh Fellow and a Runner-up for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, as well as a finalist for a Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, an NAACP Image Award, and an Indies Choice Book of the Year Award in Adult Debut. Her second novel, The Shadow King, is forthcoming.