Free ‘Graphic Arts and the Reading Experience’ virtual program with Nate Powell scheduled for Feb. 17

INDIANA – The Indiana Center for the Book at the Indiana State Library and the Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library are partnering to present a program featuring Nate Powell on the theme “The Graphic Arts and the Reading Experience.”

Nate Powell

The program will take place online via Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time/6:30 p.m. Central Time. The presentation will focus on the use of comics and graphical arts to communicate as a mass medium, as well as how a graphic writer envisions, creates, and curates the reading experience. The program is suitable for teens and adults. 

Powell is the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. He is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and lives in Bloomington. Powell’s work has also received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selections, and two Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist selections.

Click here to register. Registered participants will be sent a Zoom link upon registration. The event will also be live-streamed on the Arkansas State Library’s YouTube channel