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An evening of appreciation for teachers and librarians!

Wine and Cheese Panels #3

April 5th, 2017
This is a FREE event!

Comics, Adolescence and Memory, with University of Alberta Professor DAVID LEWKOWICH

An Evening for Educators

David Lewkowich's research project "Comics and the Emotional Situation of Learning to Teach" garnered attention for exploring the impact a teacher's own memories of adolescence has on teaching junior high and high school, and the ways in which comics can help both teacher and student to explore memory.

In his presentation at Happy Harbor Comics, David will explore the ways that a reader's memory moves - as a dream - through the comics page, and how reading comics about adolescent life can allow the adult reader/educator to interrogate their own adolescence. As a reader, teacher, and comics enthusiast, David will offer readings of particular moments from texts about adolescence that call into question our slippery, untamed relations to memory and emotional life. He will also discuss the challenges and possibilities of working with memory in the English Language Arts classroom, suggesting that the inherent uncertainty of graphic narratives may serve as a particularly productive textual site for reflective thinking. Read "Could Embracing Your Inner Teenager Make You a Better Teenager" for more thoughts on the subject.

Schedule of Events

6:30PM Doors
7:00PM Guest Speaker,
Happy Harbor Comics and Learning Spotlight
Q & A, Discussion and Free Time

We encourage guests to invite any co-workers they think will be interested. Everyone who attends will enjoy a complimentary sampling of different wines and cheeses. As well, in addition to your regular professional discount (30%-40% off for your school/library, invoicing available), you will receive 15% off your personal purchases!

As the role of comic books and graphic novels in the classroom and beyond continues to gain the support of educators around the world, the space reserved for them in libraries and schools grows; but no two educational environments are alike, and it can be difficult to assess which materials will best fill those spaces. Happy Harbor can help navigate the world of sequential storytelling. We know you want comics in your classrooms and libraries. We also know there’s a lot of comics out there and finding the right books can be very intimidating. To help combat these issues, Happy Harbor wants to give you the opportunity to learn more, be entertained, and even get some personalized shopping done.

Between Language Arts and Visual Arts, there are the Sequential Arts.

Happy Harbor encourages you to please drink responsibly.