AMHERST, Mass – Four outstanding Jewish women graphic novelists are coming to the University of Massachusetts to present talks on their work, and to offer four days of workshops on writing and drawing comics and graphic novels. Leela Corman (Unterzakhin), Sarah Glidden (How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less), Liana Finck (A Bintel Brief, Love and Longing in Old New York), and Israeli cartoonist and comics historian Keren Katz will present talks on their work and a panel on Jewish women graphic novelists on four consecutive days at 7 PM at four venues, from Monday, June 16th through Thursday, June 19th.
In addition, the artists will offer four days of workshops on writing and drawing comics and graphic novels, free and open to high school and college and graduate students and recent graduates who would like to learn more about creating their own comics. The workshops will be from 10 AM to 2 PM, from Monday, June 16th to Thursday, June 19th.
The artists will appear in four consecutive evening events, all at 7 PM. On Monday, June 16th Leela Corman will talk about her work and sign copies of Unterzakhn at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 758 N Pleasant St. at Governors Dr., in Amherst, (413) 835-0221, www.umass.edu/ihgms. On Tuesday, June 17th, Sarah Glidden will talk about her work and sign copies of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less at Modern Myths, 34 Bridge St # 4, in Northampton, (413) 582-6973, modern-myths.com. On Thursday, June 19th, Liana Finck will talk about her work and sign copies of A Bintel Brief at Amherst Books, 8 Main St, in Amherst (413) 256-1547, www.amherstbooks.com.