10:00 am: The Healing Path, Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont Street (entrance on Clinton Street): Moving past trauma, whether physical, mental, or a bit of both, is a uniquely human challenge. And the ways down that path to healing are as unique and various as people themselves. In beautifully illustrated graphic novel works both intense and inspiring, Kate Schneider (Headland), Elizabeth Trembley (Look Again), and Emma Grove (The Third Person) show us what is possible. Moderated by graphic medicine cartoonist and educator Kriota Willberg.
11:00-11:30 am: Kate Schneider signing at Signing Table B
3:00 pm: Telling Others’ Stories, Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont Street (entrance on Clinton Street): A long-shot political campaign built from scratch, an anti-crime squad policing the immigrant suburbs of Paris, a sweeping cross-country investigation into the many ways of gender expression, a deep and compassionate dive into the lives of military veterans struggling to reconcile wartime and post-war lives—these are powerful works of journalism and social science made even more vivid by the graphic novel format. Jess Ruliffson (Invisible Wounds), Sofia Warren (Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator), Didier Fassin (Policing The City: An Ethno-Graphic) and Rhea Ewing (Fine: A Comic About Gender) bring us to the frontlines of human experience with their insightful and visually arresting reporting. Moderated by Heidi MacDonald, Editor-in-Chief, The Beat.
4:00-4:30 pm: Jess Ruliffson signing at Signing Table B