A Public Service Announcement! ;)

A Public Service Announcement! ;)

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Scott McCloud Goes (to) SPLAT!

SPLAT 2008 Announces Librarian and Educator Workshops for March 15th Event.!

Just got this forward from the folks at SPLAT. Looks like a neat program they've lined up!

The New York Center for Independent Publishers today formally announced th eaddition of four graphic novel workshops for educators and librarians to take place during the inaugural SPLAT 2008 Graphic Novel Symposium on March15th.

Workshop coordinator, John Shableski of Diamond Book Distributors, says,"This selection reflects the growing acceptance and use of graphic novelsand comics in the public library, the classroom and in the academic setting.We are excited to host workshops that demonstrate the value of this excitingformat with some very engaging and knowledgeable instructors. If you wantto see how the books can be used in the classroom from the teacher'sperspective, or how to build a lesson plan using graphic novels, this is definitely a great opportunity. We have also included a great course onusing manga and anime in the public library setting. Manga represents far and away the most explosive genre in the world of graphic novel publishing.To round out the program there will be some great insight on how graphic novels are finding a home in the academic world."

Who should attend? Professionals from all levels in retail publishing,editorial, writing and creation as well as the educators and librarianfields.

Guest presenters are as follows:
Karen Green, Columbia University: Graphic Novels in the Academic LibraryPeter
Gutierrez, Graphic Novels in the Classroom: Creating Lesson Plans
Margaux Del Guidice and Michael Lizari, Comics.In A School? Using GraphicNovels to Enhance Student Achievement
Christian Zabriskie: Why Anime and Manga Belong in Your Collection

The conferencewill feature some of the movers and shakers from the graphic book worldincluding: Jim Killen; David Saylor, Raina Telgemeier, Ted Rail, CBCebulski, Bob Mecoy, R Sitayak, Nick Bertozzi and Charles Brownstein. [and Scott McCloud will be there too! That's a great line-up!!!]

There will be three different tracks of insightful panels, seminars andworkshops scheduled between 9am to 5pm, to be followed by the SPLAT GalaReception. Including the afore mentioned librarian and educators sessionsthere will be a track featuring panels on topics including "Who Reads Graphic Novels" and "How to Get Published". Another third track, willconsist of hands-on workshops on subjects such as "Story Telling" and "Where to Start with Art".

The cost of the day long Symposium will be $125; this will include lunch andthe Gala Reception. For more information regarding the Symposium and registration, contact theNYCIP at 212-764-7021, visit www.nycip.org, or e-mail Executive DirectorKarin Taylor at nycip@nycip.org.

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