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A Program Designed Specifically for Educators and Librarians

ECCC The Seattle Public Library
Where: The Seattle Central Library, 1000 4th Ave
When: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Come curious. Exit empowered.

On the first day of the show, Emerald City Comic Con and The Seattle Public Library have teamed up to host a number of panels geared towards professional librarians and educators. With a particular focus on social issues, the program will feature content from Boom! Studios, First Second Books, Valiant, Penguin Random House and The American Library Association, as well insights from educators and librarians just like you.

You can hone your craft, learn and share ideas and trends, and connect with other professionals in meaningful ways. Composed of knowledgeable and diverse voices, this program will equip educators and librarians with knowledge and guidance on how to positively impact and inspire the communities they touch every day.

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  • Lesson Planning for the Comics Classroom

    Mar 01, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 1

    Attendees of this workshop/panel will take with them strategies and a mini-unit they can use almost immediately in their classrooms. Join a special guest educat...

    • Language: English

  • Great Graphic Novels for Kids

    Mar 01, 2018, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 2

    What makes a great kids graphic novel? Four fantastic kids comics authors come together to talk about their work, their creative process, and how they write and...

    • Language: English

  • Deleted Scenes

    Mar 01, 2018, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 1

    Editing a book is no easy feat, especially for the person who wrote that book. Authors including Tricia Narwani, Robin Hobb, Josh Malerman, and Sylvain Neuvel w...

    • Language: English

  • What Do I Say When....? Tough Questions About Comics and How to Turn it Around

    Mar 01, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 2

    Parents and administrators contest the legitimacy of comics -- and bring their own backgrounds to their assumptions about the form. Students may notice points i...

    • Language: English

  • Censored: The Comics They Don’t Want You To Read (And How to Keep ‘Em Circulating)

    Mar 01, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 1

    Learn about the history of comics censorship, from the Comics Code to Big Hard Sex Criminals, with pro tips on responding to challenges and censorship.

    • Language: English

  • LGBTQ Graphic Novels: Book Talks

    Mar 01, 2018, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 2

    With books like Spinning, The Witch Boy, The Prince and the Dressmaker, and Check Please!, more and more queer graphic novels are being published today -- more ...

    • Language: English

  • Doing a Great Graphic Novel Program at Your Library

    Mar 01, 2018, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 1

    How do you host a great graphic novel program at your library? The first step is with you: creating something that works for the audience that you've cultivated...

    • Language: English

  • Imagined Worlds, Created Communities: Building Relationships through Comics & Games

    Mar 01, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Seattle Public Library Microsoft Auditorium

    Comics and games have the potential to create passionate engaged communities that few books can match. The approachability, visual complexity, and intertextuali...

    • Language: English

  • The Representation Bookshelf

    Mar 01, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 2

    This panel will discuss the importance of diverse titles in classroom libraries as well as suggestions for titles to fill that shelf. The participants, made up ...

    • Language: English

  • Teen Superheroes: Helping Libraries Get Ready to Code

    Mar 01, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 1

    Learn how teen leaders worked with their local librarian to teach their community computational thinking as part of the Ready to Code ALA / Google initiative. F...

    • Language: English

  • BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours at the Seattle Public Library

    Mar 01, 2018, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Seattle Public Library Microsoft Auditorium

    Presented specifically for librarians and educators, join us for an introduction to comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios as they discuss their d...

    • Language: English

  • Tools of Adversity: Helping Students Find Themselves In The Comics Medium

    Mar 01, 2018, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 2

    Students come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, so why shouldn’t our comic heroes?  This panel of industry professionals and educators will explore the ever-cha...

    • Language: English

  • First Second Books: The Decade in Graphic Novels

    Mar 01, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Seattle Public Library Microsoft Auditorium

    Over the past decade, the graphic novel market for libraries and bookstores has grown dramatically -- with more books, more kinds of books, and more readers rea...

    • Language: English

  • Valiant 101: Behind Comics’ Largest Independent Universe

    Mar 01, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 2

    Since returning to the fore with a best-selling relaunch, Valiant has established itself as one of the most acclaimed and respected publishers in comics today w...

    • Language: English

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