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Vera Brosgol in conversation to Melinda Beatty: Plain Jane and the Mermaid

Location 76 East Moser Road Thurmont, MD 21788 United States
Date Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Mark your calendars for an enchanting literary evening on May 7th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Thurmont Regional Library. Prepare to be swept away into a world of whimsical storytelling as the renowned graphic novelist Vera Brosgol takes center stage. Brosgol, the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed works "Anya's Ghost" and "Be Prepared," will be in conversation with Melinda Beatty, discussing her latest middle-grade graphic novel, "Plain Jane and the Mermaid." This captivating tale flips traditional fairy tales on their head, following one girl's courageous quest for independence. Attendees will have the opportunity to delve deeper into Brosgol's creative process, ask questions, and gain insights into the making of this instant classic. The event promises to be a delightful fusion of art, literature, and imagination, perfect for readers of all ages. Brosgol's unique storytelling prowess, honed through her work on storyboards for animated films like "Coraline" and Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio," guarantees an unforgettable experience. To make the occasion even more special, books will be available for purchase, allowing attendees to secure their copies of "Plain Jane and the Mermaid" and have them signed by the author herself. This event is free and open to the public, making it an accessible and inclusive celebration of literature and creativity. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in Brosgol's enchanting world and discover the magic that lies within the pages of her latest masterpiece.

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