Vermont Humanities Council discussion of Roz Chast’s graphic memoir

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Monday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m., join the Rockingham Library’s 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 are available to borrow up until Sept. 23 at the library’s front desk. Familiarity with this book is not a prerequisite for attending this event.

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.

In addition, a related exhibit of Roz Chast’s original illustrations from “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” is on display until Sept. 24 at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center at 10 Vernon St. in Brattleboro. Rockingham Library cardholders can reserve/borrow a free family admission pass to the BMAC by calling the library at 802-463-4270.

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