Chip Kidd In NYC To Promote GN Writing

Official Press Release

New York, August 16, 2005 -- On September 15, 2005, AT 6:30 P.M., Chipp Kidd willhost a panel discussion for those interested in the graphic novel. Kidd is anovelist, a world famous book designer, and an editor of Pantheon Graphic Novels. Panelists include Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer-Prize winning creator of Maus, KimDeitch, creator of "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Jessica Abel, creator of "Artbabe" and "La Perdida" comics series, and PJ Mark, agent at Collins McCormick LiteraryAgency.

The event will be held at 826 NYC, 372 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Tickets are $50, reservations can be made by calling 718.499.9884.

826NYC is a nonprofit tutoring center dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18,develop their writing skills in the realm of creative writing, expository writingand English as a Second Language. The 826NYC writing center provides free, daily,one-on-one tutoring sessions for students in need of after-school help. It alsooffers a free publishing resource to students, where volunteers are available toassist them in creating their own story collections, zines and other extracurricularstudent publications. The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company, a superhero-themedstorefront at 826NYC, raises money for the writing center while also providing afriendly and imaginative place that encourages kids to think creatively. Informationabout 826NYC is available online at www.826nyc.org.

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