VERMONT HUMANITIES COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF ROZ CHAST’S GRAPHIC MEMOIR
Join the book discussion of Roz Chast’s graphic memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” led by Vermont Council Humanities scholar and VPR commentator Deborah Lee Luskin. Copies of Roz Chast’s graphic memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” are available to borrow up until September 23 at the Library’s front desk.
The genre of graphic narratives has flourished in recent years. Encyclopedia Britannica describes a graphic novel as a” long comic narrative for a mature audience, published in hardback or paperback and sold in bookstores, with serious literary themes and sophisticated artwork.” Roz Chast’s graphic memoir features her parents in their final years and highlights the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. This Vermont Humanities Council Reading and Discussion event is hosted by the Brattleboro Area Hospice and the Rockingham Library. It is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public. It is not necessary to have read this book to enjoy the program.
In addition, a related exhibit of Roz Chast’s original illustrations from “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” is on display until September 24 at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center at 10 Vernon St. in Brattleboro. Rockingham Library card holders can reserve/borrow a free family admission pass to the BMAC by calling the Library (802) 463-4270.