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January 23, 2014

ALA Midwinter Begins This Weekend

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The American Library Association’s mid-winter meeting takes place January 24–28 in Philadelphia. If you’re attending, you may want to keep track of these graphic-novel-related events and add them to your schedule:

 

The Continuing Evolution of Digital Comics in Libraries
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:30amto 11:30am
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 104 B

ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group Business Meeting
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 10:30amto 11:30am
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 119 A
Business Meeting of the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group

 

PopTop Stage - Jimmy Gownley
Monday, January 27, 2014, noon to 1:00pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at age 15 and has been nominated for the Eisner Award 13 times. In 2001 his hit series AMELIA RULES! was released amid a flurry of rave reviews. He co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. Jimmy Gownley's new graphic novel memoir titled, The Dumbest Idea Ever! is about his adventures as he grows from an eager-to-please boy into a teenage comic book artist. This is the real-life story of how the DUMBEST idea ever became the BEST thing that ever happened to him.