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Guild Complex event with Hollander, Niffenegger and more
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2012-04-03

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( MAY 2012 ) Chicago's Guild Literary Complex hosts an evening of celebration of the arts with its 3rd Annual Benefit "Illuminate". The event features appetizers, cocktails, mingling, and a showcase and moderated discussion on the art and craft of graphic novels by Nicole Hollander creator of the cartoon strip SYLVIA, Audrey Niffenegger, graphic novelist of The Night Bookmobile and author of The Time Traveler's Wife, C. Spike Trotman, creator of webcomics "Sparkneedle," "Lucas and Odessa," and "Templar, Arizona," and Chris Ware graphic novelist of Jimmy Corrigan—the Smartest Kid on Earth. The Guild Literary Complex, a community-based literary organization, presents diverse, divergent, and emerging voices through innovative programs including performances and readings. We believe that vibrant literature contributes to society and community, and that people should have access to quality literary experiences that engage them with dynamic juxtapositions of voices and ideas. It will take place Tuesday, May 8th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton, Chicago. Tickets start at $75, and a limited number of discounted $50 tickets and $20 student tickets are also available. The RSVP deadline is April 13, 2012. Audiences of all backgrounds and languages are welcome. To reserve tickets visit www.guildcomplex.org .

DATE: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm

WHERE: DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton, Chicago

ADMISSION: Tickets starting at $75 ( some $50 and $20 tickets also available )

RSVP: www.guildcomplex.org/

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Nicole Hollander is best known for her cartoon strip SYLVIA, which appears daily and weekly in more than 30 newspapers across the country, including The Boston Globe, The Berkeley Daily Planet, Women's eNews Online and The Houston Chronicle ( online ) .

Audrey Niffenegger's most recent graphic book is The Night Bookmobile, originally serialized in the London Guardian in 2008. Her first novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, ( MacAdam/Cage, 2003 ) was a New York Times bestseller and received a British Book Award in 2005 and was adapted into a movie by New Line Cinema in 2009.

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C. Spike Trotman — Spike is not an alias. After moving to Chicago Spike began making webcomics: "Sparkneedle" was experimental, "Lucas and Odessa" was slice of life, and "Templar, Arizona" is culture fiction. Her other comic projects include "Poorcraft," a comic book guide to living well on less, and "Smut Peddler," a woman-friendly, lady-centric comic book porno anthology.

Chris Ware's graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan — the Smartest Kid on Earth ( Pantheon, 2000 ) received an American Book Award in 2000 and the Guardian First Book Award in 2001. Ware is also a contributor to The New Yorker and was the cartoonist chosen to inaugurate the New York Times Magazine's "Funny Pages" section in late 2005.

ABOUT THE GUILD: The Guild Literary Complex, a community-based literary organization, presents and supports diverse, divergent, and emerging voices through innovative programs including performances and readings. These include bilingual poetry through Palabra Pura, literary conversation with Bring Your Own People, and the open-submission Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award and Prose Awards for Short Fiction and Non-Fiction. We believe that vibrant literature contributes to society and community, and that people should have access to quality literary experiences that engage them with dynamic juxtapositions of voices and ideas. Since its formation, the Guild Complex has established itself, in the words of the Illinois Arts Council, as Chicago's premiere literary center. The Complex has twice been selected as a model literary center by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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