On November 6, Phoebe Gloeckner will take part in a Festival Albertine (NYC) panel discussion on coming-of-age graphic novels with Riad Satouff, moderated by Francoise Mouly. On November 7 and 8, Phoebe will attend a film screening and take part in an on-stage talk with Diana Tamblyn at the London, Ontario Words Fest.
Festival Albertine 2015
Showcasing its mission to nurture French-American exchange around books and ideas, Albertine, the bookshop and reading room within the French Embassy, will host the second annual Festival Albertine this fall from November 5 – 9. The event will feature young and established intellectuals with politically engaged voices and diverse cultural perspectives.
Panel Discussion: Explosive Coming-of-Age Graphic Novels
Nov 6, 2015, 7 pm
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075
Recently graphic novels have expanded to encompass new forms of expression and reader engagement – nowadays, they seem to be staking a claim as the modern bildungsroman. The panel, moderated by designer, editor, and publisher Françoise Mouly, will gather Riad Sattouf, a French cartoonist and filmmaker whose new book, The Arab of the Future, depicts his whirlwind childhood in Gaddafi’s Libya and Assad’s Syria with biting humor, along with Phoebe Gloeckner, a cartoonist and author of the illustrated Diary of a Teenage Girl, the raw tale of an adolescent in search of love and meaning in 1970s San Francisco.
Words: The Literary and Creative Arts Festival
Words, London’s second annual festival of creativity through the written and spoken word, will bring the southwestern Ontario region together for a weekend celebration of creative ideas, artistic expression, and cultural diversity. The festival features emerging as well as established artists and creative thinkers from London, Canada, and beyond, showcasing new works and provocative ideas to spark debate and ignite the imagination.
Diary of a Teenage Girl: See the film, Meet the Author
November 7, 2015, 9 pm
Phoebe Gloeckner: In Conversation with Diana Tamblyn
November 8, 2015, 2 pm