Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

A Community Writers Workshop on Comics and Graphic Narratives with Arwen Donahue

Date(s) - 03/19/2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

Additional Information

Donahue will offer exercises and revision strategies as well as discuss her work.

Arwen Donahue is a farmer and multidisciplinary artist whose work is born from the fertile culture of her homeplace in central Kentucky. As an illustrator, her clients range from the horse farm Full Circle Racing to Larkspur Press, a venerable letterpress and literary publisher for which she has drawn three books, most recently Silas House’s Recruiters. As an interviewer, she has directed major projects for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, and is the author of This is Home Now: Kentucky’s Holocaust Survivors Speak. The recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship, several Artist Enrichment grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and project grants from both the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Kentucky Oral History Commission, she has lectured widely throughout and beyond her community. Most recently, Donahue received a 2012 Xeric Foundation Grant for her first comic book, Old Man Gloom. She and her family raise fruits and vegetables, goats, cows, chickens, and honeybees at Three Springs Farm.

For more on Arwen Donahue see: http://arwendonahue.com/

Co-sponsored with the English Program

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