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Fall Festival

Non-Fiction Comics Festival

Live Event
October 15, 2022: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

From science to politics, history to health care, cartooning has exploded as a legitimate medium for exploring non-fiction topics and the textures of lived experience. The first ever Non-Fiction Comics Festival will feature panel discussions, workshops, and exhibits by cartoonists who create non-fiction and autobiographical work. The keynote speaker is James Spooner, author of The High Desert (Harper Collins, 2022.)

About the Keynote Speaker

James Spooner sitting on stairs with black shirt and pants and a knit cap in black and whiteJames Spooner is an accomplished tattoo artist, illustrator, and filmmaker. He directed the seminal documentary Afro-Punk. Spooner is also the co-founder of the Afro-punk Festival. Spooner’s work has appeared in NPR, Vice, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Vibe, Fader, MTV, NBC News, and Variety. He is an ongoing guest curator for the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, and previously programmed for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

About the Fall Festival 2022

Join us in October during National Arts and Humanities Month for our Where We Land Fall Festival, a remix of our Annual Fall Conference. Attend in-person events in communities around Vermont or join hybrid events online. Many sessions will center around the themes of our Vermont Reads 2022 selection, The Most Costly Journey, a comics collection of stories told by migrant workers in Vermont.

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October 15, 2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fletcher Free Library
235 College St
Burlington, 05401 United States
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