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The Most Costly Journey: Auto Bio Comics Workshop for Adults and Older Teens

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August 19, 2023: 2:00 pm

The cover of The Most Costly Journey book

Artist Anna Moriarty Lev and Art Therapist Kaye Shaddock will host an Auto Bio Comics Workshop for adults and older teens.

In this workshop we will use our own lives as inspiration in short exercises to get creative juices flowing, learn about ourselves and each other, and break down thoughts of “I can’t do that.” This is not a class for learning drawing techniques; the focus is the journey of creation. Class is for all skill levels, requires no drawing, writing or comics-making experience. Materials provided by the Library.

*Pre-registration required: Call the Reference Desk (802-442-9051) or email:


A Vermont Reads 2022 choice, The Most Costly Journey (El viaje más caro), tells the stories of 19 of these workers in their own words. Illustrated by New England cartoonists in a variety of styles, each short chapter describes aspects of life as an immigrant farm worker in Vermont: crossing the southern border, struggling with English, adapting to winter, growing gardens, raising children, dealing with health crises, and working long hours.

Learn more about Vermont Reads and the creation of The Most Costly Journey here.


August 19, 2023
2:00 pm
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Karson Kiesinger
(802) 442-9051


Bennington Free Library
101 Silver St
Bennington, VT 05201 United States
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