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Encounter Comics!

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Join us at the Westport Barnes & Noble for a day of comic books and creation.

Meet Eisner Award-winner Franco and Eisner-nominated artist Sara Richard and check out their new book, The Ghost, The Owl

Our MakerSpace will also be on hand for Family Maker Sunday focused on making your own comics. We'll use Lego Story Starter software to combine Legos building with comics writing to create cool digital comics! 

And as a special treat, swing by early to pick up free comic books from DC, Marvel, and others! (While supplies last.) 

Special thanks to the always amazing Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, NY, for their support in this awesome event! 

Location & partner: Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road East

Franco has filled his life with all things art related! He has also worked on critically acclaimed series like SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, SUPER POWERS and the New York Times bestseller, multi Eisner award winning series TINY TITANS for DC Comics! He is the proud owner of AW YEAH COMICS publishing and retail stores featuring ACTION CAT and ADVENTURE BUGAuthor, illustrator of the popular DINO-MIKE chapter book series! Franco has worked for DARK HORSE COMICS, ARCHIE COMICS, IDW, ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT, CARTOON NETWORK as well as others.




Credits of Sara Ricahrd's past work are the kid’s book from Yen Press, “Kitty and Dino” which was nominated for a 2013 Eisner Award (Best Publication for Young Readers). She has been steadily working on variant covers for the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series from IDW. She has also contributed interior art to a couple Pony tales. Other work from IDW includes covers for Jem and The Holograms and an interior story for Ghostbusters. She is the illustrator of the DC Collectables’ Justice League Tarot Card Set and has done variant covers for Marvel’s Deadpool, Dynamite’s Bob’s Burgers and Oni Press’ Rick and Morty

Maker Movement
All ages

A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss "Pride & Prejudice"

December 3, 2016
Pride and Prejudice

Staples High School teachers Jamie Pacuk and Mary Elizabeth Fulco discussed Jane Austen’s "Pride & Prejudice" on December 3, 2016.

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Author Dinitia Smith In Conversation with Sybil Steinberg

December 8, 2016
Dinitia Smith

Dinitia Smith discussed her novel "The Honeymoon," with Sybil Steinberg, Publishers Weekly contributing editor on December 8, 2016.

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A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss "Persuasion"

July 30, 2016
Susan Ostrov Weisser

As a part of a year of reading Jane Austen, Dr. Susan Ostrov Weisser, a professor of English at Adelphi University, discussed Persuasion on July 30, 2016 at the Westport Library. 

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Healing Through Art & Words: Five Authors Discuss 9/11 and Coping with Tragedy Through a Writer's Lens

September 12, 2016
Healing Through Art & Words

Authors Nora Baskin (nine, ten: a 9/11 Story), Gae Polisner (The Memory of Things), Jewell Parker Rhodes (Towers Falling), Wendy Mills (All We Have Left) and Lauren Tarshis (I Survived series) discussed coping with tragedy through a writer’s lens and their new books for middle grades and young adults at the Westport Library on September 12, 2016. 

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A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss "Mansfield Park" with English Professor Dr. Pamela Buck

May 21, 2016
Dr. Pamela Buck

Sacred Heart University English professor Dr. Pamela Buck led a discussion of Mansfield Park on May 21, 2016.

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Bestselling Young Adult Author Kimberly McCreight

May 20, 2016
Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her spoke about her new young adult trilogy The Outliers on May 20, 2016.

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Internationally Bestselling Author Charlotte Rogan on Her New Book, "Now and Again"

May 3, 2016
"Now and Again"

Westport author Charlotte Rogan discusses her new book, Now and Again on May 3, 2016.

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NYT Bestselling Author Helen Simonson in Conversation with Sybil Steinberg on Her New Book, "The Summer Before the War"

April 12, 2016
Helen Simonson & Sybil Steinberg

Helen Simonson discussed her National Bestselling novel The Summer Before the War with Sybil Steinberg, Publisher's Weekly contributing editor on April 12, 2016. 

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A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss "Sense and Sensibility" with Dr. Mark Schenker

April 9, 2016
Sense & Sensibility Book Jacket

As a part of the Westport Library program "A Year of Reading Jane Austen," join a discussion of Sense and Sensibility, led by Dr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean at Yale College on April 9, 2016. This novel has entered its third century without losing any of its freshness. Dean Schenker has frequently lectured on the works of Jane Austen; in the summer of 2013 he was the featured speaker at a conference of the CT chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

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