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Graphic Medicine: Ill Conceived and Well-Drawn! Curator Chat with Ellen Forney
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 3 – 5 p.m.
Graphic Medicine: Ill Conceived and Well-Drawn! Curator Chat with Ellen Forney
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for an informal conversation with curator Ellen Forney and a reception for the Graphic Medicine traveling exhibit.
DescriptionGraphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn! is a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine on display in the Level 3 Living Room at the Central Library from May 21 through June 30, 2018.

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn! explores the meaning of an emerging genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. This approach can reveal the emotional power of these illness narratives and the clinical data they often involve. As a way of understanding illness and health care, these stories can be essential to effective treatment, healing, and understanding. Artist, educator, and New York Times bestselling author Ellen Forney guest curated the exhibition, which acknowledges and celebrates the NLM’s newly-acquired collection of graphic medicine publications.

View the exhibit and talk with curator Ellen Forney at this informal reception. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of Forney’s latest book, 'Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life,' will be available for purchase.

Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of bestselling graphic memoir, 'Marbles: Mania,' 'Depression,' 'Michelangelo,' and 'Me and Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life.' She collaborated on the National Book Award-winning novel, 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,' and was awarded residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Civitella Ranieri. As a visual artist, she was selected to create two permanent large-scale murals for Seattle’s Capitol Hill light rail station. She grew up in Philadelphia and lives in Seattle, and teaches comics at Cornish College of the Arts.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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