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Bilingual-ish: A Language-Exploring Comic Workshop with Kate Gavino (ages 12-18) [VIRTUAL—RSVP REQUIRED]

2 October 2020 @ 19 h 00 min - 21 h 00 min

For ages 12-18


Join graphic novel author and artist Kate Gavino for a virtual workshop that explores the highs and lows of being bilingual, whether you’re perfectly fluent in many languages or struggling to get by in more than one. By making our own short comics, we’ll explore different language personalities, un-translatable words, and more. Come prepared to share a little about your second (or third or fourth) tongue, but don’t worry: there’s no need to be perfectly fluent in those languages. In fact, misunderstandings and mix-ups will be encouraged in our comics!


About Kate: Kate Gavino is a writer and illustrator. She is the creator of the website, Last Night’s Reading, which was compiled into a published collection by Penguin Books in 2015. Her work has been featured in BuzzFeed, Lenny Letter, Oprah.com, Rookie, and more. She was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Her second book, Sanpaku, was published by BOOM! Studios in 2018.

This event is free and open to Library members ages 12-18 and will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Advance registration is required (sign-up HERE). Registered participants will be sent a link to join the event via email.

Send an email to Celeste, our Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, with questions about events and collections for children and teens: celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.







2 October 2020
19 h 00 min - 21 h 00 min
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