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PV - Big Read - Self-Portrait Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 24, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
or call 530-621-5540.
* The Self Portrait Workshop is part of our National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read programming centered on Roz Chast's memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Explore your creativity in our NEA Big Read self-portrait workshop!  Participants will create artworks using a variety of mediums, looking to themselves as the main character of their own story.  All supplied provided.  
Registration required. 

The NEA describes Chast's memoir as follows:
"Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, written by Roz Chast, a longtime cartoonist for the New Yorker, is a “tour de force” (Elle), “remarkable” (San Francisco Chronicle), “revelatory” (Kirkus), “deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny” (New York Times), and “one of the great autobiographical memoirs of our time" (Buffalo News). A finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Kirkus Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Books for a Better Life Award, the memoir tells the story of Chast’s parents’ final years through cartoons, family photos, found documents, and narrative prose. “So many have faced (or will face) the situation that the author details, but no one could render it like she does” (Kirkus). “Anyone who has had Chast’s experience will devour this book and cling to it for truth, humor, understanding, and the futile wish that it could all be different" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). “I want to recommend it to everyone I know who has elderly parents, or might have them someday" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)."
Sponsored by NEA, Arts Midwest, Arts & Culture El Dorado, and Friends of the Library.

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