This workshop will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30. Dates: April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, May 9th
$215, $180 for members. Need to become a member and save on workshops all year long? Find out more HERE
In this six-week workshop, we will study and create short graphic narratives. Taking our cues from author-artists such as Lynda Barry, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, Alison Bechdel, Craig Thompson, and David Small, we will explore the relationships between words and images as they relate to memory, imagination, and evocative storytelling. Whether your goal is to write creative nonfiction, literary fiction, genre fiction, or even poetry that incorporates both pictures and language, this class will touch on ways to make your works of art clear, powerful, and memorable. Experiment with different line styles, color schemes, panel transitions, lettering moves, and, of course, writing exercises. Whether you’re an expert painter or a stick-figure beginner in terms of drawing, this class will open new doors to the possibilities of image-text hybrids. Each member will leave with at least one short comic of their own creation, guided by peer feedback and instructor comments.
About Catherine Kyle: Catherine Kyle is the author of the poetry collection Parallel (Another New Calligraphy, 2017), the poetry chapbooks Flotsam (Etched Press, 2015) and Gamer: A Role-Playing Poem (dancing girl press, 2015), and the hybrid-genre collection Feral Domesticity (Robocup Press, 2014). She teaches literature at the College of Western Idaho and writes the monthly creative nonfiction column “Save Point” for Cartridge Lit. Her website is www.catherinebaileykyle.com.