Charis Books — the South’s oldest independent feminist bookstore, which is located here in Decatur — will be hosting a virtual event with Maia Kobabe on April 8 at 5:30pm (so, starting 5 minutes before our class ends that day) that I hope many of you will attend.
Maia Kobabe is a graduate of the first ever class in the MFA in Comics program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Eir first full length book, Gender Queer: A Memoir, came out from Lion Forge Comics/Oni Press in May 2019. Gender Queer was a winner of an Alex Award and Stonewall Book Award in 2020 and nominated for an Ignatz Award as well as the Best Graphic Novels for Teens List from YALSA in 2019.
During the event, Maia Kobabe will discuss the physical and emotional process of creating eir groundbreaking graphic memoir Gender Queer. Q&A to follow.
Tesla Cariani is teaching a class in the English department on LGBTQ+ graphic novels and she was able to sponsor this talk with a grant from Emory’s Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.
I will offer extra credit to anyone who attends and writes a post on their site about their thoughts on the event.