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Writing with Pictures: The Graphic Novel

Mechanics Hall

321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: 508-752-5608
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A School Presentation for Grades 3, 4, and 5


Creating comics is a serious business and it’s not as easy as you might think. Writing a graphic novel is not unlike writing any other book plot, pacing and character development all need to be considered. In this presentation, NYT best-selling author and artist, and Worcester native Jarrett J. Krosoczka, will dissect how he wrote his popular Lunch Lady graphic novel series. Sketches, notes, manuscripts, editorial letters and artwork will illustrate how he creates a graphic novel. Writing a graphic novel takes patience, hard work, determination, and many, many revisions. Jarrett will also discuss writing the Jedi Academy series and what it’s like to work in that galaxy far, far away

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About Jarrett J. Krosoczka:

Award winning, NYT best-selling author and artist, and Worcester native Jarrett J. Krosoczka is coming to Mechanics Hall for a two-day engagement for kids and families that will include a cartoon art workshop, a matinée dramatic presentation for his Hey, Kiddo graphic memoir, and a program of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders centered on his 9-volume Lunch Lady graphic novel detective series!

Jarrett’s message is universal: the arts lift us up. Jarrett’s art and creative muses changed the direction of his life. Making art or music, writing fiction or poetry, drawing, singing, dancing - these creative endeavors are important catalysts of well-being.

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Monday, 24 February, 2020


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Phone: 508-752-0888
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