Monday, July 07, 2008


The Desk Set, Behind the Book & Desert Island Comics Present…

Women Working in Panels:
Have a Drink with a Panel of Female Graphic Novelists and Cartoonists as they Discuss Drawing, Writing and Publishing in this Macho World.

Featuring… Rebecca Donner, Fly, Miriam Katin, Leslie Stein, Sara Varon & Lauren Weinstein and moderated by the lovely, Children's Librarian and blogger, Betsy Bird (aka "Fuse #8").

The Desk Set--a New York–based circle of librarians and bibliophiles who socialize, explore the worlds of libraries and literacy and support good causes—have put together this special evening to benefit the literary arts nonprofit organization Behind the Book, a home-grown nonprofit that promotes literacy and strives to cultivate a love of reading for low-income students in New York City public schools. It does so by bringing authors & illustrators into the classroom to conduct curriculum-integrated writing and art workshops with students. These workshops are ongoing, providing a rich experience for students; authors, illustrators and publishing professionals come back again and again, forming unique collaborative relationships with students and teachers.

The good folk at Huckleberry Bar welcome you with a free draft beer with the suggested donation of $10. Give Behind the Book even more love by entering our raffle—an exciting opportunity to win original artwork from one of our featured novelists, as well as super-fun goodies from local stores & literary arts organizations. All raffle proceeds go directly to Behind the Book.

Event Details

Date : Monday, July 21st
Time : 7pm

Location : Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand St.(near Lorimer St.), Williamsburg, Bklyn. 718-218-8555. . Nearest Train: L/Lorimer Stop, G/Metropolitan Ave. stop, J/M/Z to Hewes stop.

Suggested Donation : $10 at the door, to benefit Behind the Book**
**Your $10 donation entitles you to 1 free draft beer.

Raffle Prizes: Include prints, signed books, original artwork and much more!

About the featured panelists & our moderator…

Rebecca Donner , an established prose writer and essayist, who just released her graphic novel debut Burnout.

Fly , a graphic designer, comic book artist, zinester & arts instructor whose titles include Peops, Total Disaster & CHRON!IC!RIOTS!PA!SM!

Miriam Katin , comic book artist, illustrator and creator of the graphic novel We are On Our Own.

Leslie Stein , Comic book artist and musician; she is the creator numerous comics, including Yeah, It Is! and Eye of the Majestic Creature.

Sara Varon , Graphic novelist and illustrator whose work includes Robot Dreams, Chicken and Cat and Sweaterweather:

Lauren Weinstein , comic book artist and illustrator. Her creations include Inside Vineyland, Girl Stories and, most recently, Goddess of War.

Betsy Bird , our moderator, is a Children's Librarian at the Donnell Central Children's Room and the blogger also known as "Fuse # 8" at School Library Journal.

For more information contact
Maria Falgoust,
Sarah Murphy,
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