Yo! Ellen Events in Philadelphia, My Home Town

The Philadelphia Public Library invited me to be a part of their citywide reading program in February, after they selected Absolutely True Diary as one of their featured books. Excited! I’ll be doing a talk and a couple of workshops, including at my old high school, Masterman. (What will the teachers look like now? Do I have to call them by their first names? Mrs. Brown, my 7th grade English teacher, emailed me – who knew her name is Mitzi?)

Comics: The Extraordinary Power of Words and Pictures
Presentation by Ellen Forney
Thursday, February 3, 1:00PM
Univ. of the Arts, CBS Auditorium
Philadelphia PA

Comics are enjoying a new respect as a compelling literary medium. Join Ellen Forney, creator of the art in this year’s One Book selection The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, as she enthuses about their quirky appeal in a presentation about both her solo projects and her work with the novel.

Comics Studio with Ellen Forney
Saturday, February 5, 2:00PM
Central Library
Philadelphia PA

Cartoonist Ellen Forney, a Philadelphia native and the mind behind the clever artwork in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will teach participants how to develop their own comic art. Please call 215-567-7710 to reserve a space.

14 y.o. Philly girl. Feathered hair!