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Hey grown-ups - want to join in the coloring craze? It's relaxing, fun, and no artistic ability is required!
Join other adults in this peaceful activity in the 4th floor Story Room.
We have a great selection of coloring sheets and supplies for you to choose from, but you're also welcome to bring your own.
Marika McCoola, author of the graphic novel Baba Yaga's Assistant, will visit the Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch to present a workshop about making graphic novels, from idea generation to character development (both visually and in text), to creating their own comics using panel paper, cut out speech bubbles, pencils and markers. School-aged children are welcome to attend.
In the first part of this workshop kids and teens will be introduced to the visual language of comics. Then we'll discuss characters and participants will draw their own characters. After that they will be introduced to both wordless storytelling methods and comics that utilize both words and text to create stories with conflict and a beginning, middle, and end .
Eisner Award-nominated comics writer Marika McCoola -- the author of Baba Yaga's Assistant -- leads a workshop at the North Branch about creating long-form comics stories! Since most comic book writers are NOT also artists, it take a certain kind of skill for a writer to break down the action of a comic into a series of panels and directions for an artist to draw.
4th floor Story Room
Multiple readers, two kinds of puppets, sound effects, music and backdrops bring the Faulkner short story “A Rose for Emily” to life. The darkly humorous story of a Southern spinster, told posthumously through the gossipy townfolk, will have you seeing Faulkner in a new light. Stay for tea, cake and discussion after the performance.