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Kayla E.

March 21 | 6:00 pm

photo credit: Sara Mulvey

This event is co-sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents series and Appalachian Journal
Kayla E. is a Texas-born artist and designer of Mexican-American descent. Her comics practice centers around her childhood and functions as a map-making exercise. Leaning heavily on the fixed compositional structure and aesthetic codes of post-war American comics, she imposes order onto recollections once disorganized by intrafamilial abuse, addiction, and sexual violence. Her textile work and painting practice are concerned with memories that present as unmappable. She works as creative director at Fantagraphics and is the co-founder and resident of Nat. Brut Inc., a non-profit that produces the art and literary magazine Nat. Brut. She earned her B.A. from Harvard University, where she was awarded the Albert Alcalay Prize in Visual Arts and served as the art director for the Harvard Lampoon. As a public speaker, E. has been invited to expand on her practice at universities and creative conferences across the country. For the past few years, she has worked out of her downtown attic studio in rural North Carolina, where she lives with her wife, Laura Bullard. Kayla is a recipient of a Princeton Hodder Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year. Precious Rubbish, her experimental graphic memoir, will be published by Fantagraphics in 2024.

www.kaylaework.com

Admission is FREE and open to the public

DATE
Thursday, March 21

SCHEDULE
Craft Talk*: 2-3:15pm (Linville Falls Room, 226)
Reading*:
6pm (Table Rock Room, 201B)
* Please Note: These presentations deal with adult issues and are not appropriate for younger teens.

LOCATION
Plemmons Student Union

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Andie Thomas at pabonaj@appstate.edu

FREE CAMPUS PARKING for community members and students will be allowed for the 6pm readings in the vicinity of the Plemmons Student Union. We recommend either the East Howard Lot (behind the Student Union) or the College Street Deck beginning at 5pm (from King Street, turn down College Street at the First Baptist Church). To reach the Student Union, cross College Street and follow the walkway between the chiller plant and the University Bookstore, passing the Post Office and entering the Student Union on the second floor. For further parking information or a map, please see www.parking.appstate.edu

ABOUT THE VISITING WRITERS SERIES

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of the late Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), a 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service Award recipient, past member of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees and ASU Foundation, long time member of the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Board, and generous supporter of Appalachian State University.

THE HUGHLENE BOSTIAN FRANK VISITING WRITERS SERIES IS SUPPORTED BY


  • Appalachian Journal
  • Appalachian State University Foundation, Inc.
  • Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs
  • Belk Library
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department of English
  • The Schaefer Center Presents
  • University Bookstore

BUSINESS SPONSORS


  • The Gideon Ridge Inn
  • Hellbender Bed and Beverage

COMMUNITY SPONSORS


  • Thomas McLaughlin
  • Alice Naylor
  • Paul and Judy Tobin

Venue

Plemmons Student Union
201-B Plemmons Student Union + Google Map