Graphic Novel Book Club: Dancing After TEN
18 March 2021 20:00
VIRTUAL BOOKCLUB - VIA ZOOM
Meeting ID: 859 8951 0618
Join our Graphic Novel Book Club as we meet online every month to discuss contemporary Graphic Novels!
At our next meeting, Thursday March 18th, at 8 PM ET, we'll discuss Dancing After TEN by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber.
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DANCING AFTER TEN
A graphic biography about a woman who lives a vital and fulfilling artistic life after a rare disease left her blind.
In late 2004, Vivian Chong's life was changed forever when a rare skin disease, TEN (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis), left her with scar tissue that would eventually blind her. As she was losing her sight, she put down as many drawings on paper as she could to document the experience. In Dancing After TEN, Chong teams up with cartoonist Georgia Webber — whose graphic autobiography, Dumb, chronicled her own disability — to trace her journey out of the darkness and into the spotlight. Chong now expresses her art through singing, stand-up, drumming, running, and dancing. This graphic novel is an inspirational tale and a powerful work of graphic medicine.
GEORGIA WEBBER is a comics artist, writer, and editor living in southern Ontario. She is entirely occupied by the intersection of health and art, making music, comics, and facilitating health workshops from this point of fascination.Georgia is best known for her debut graphic memoir, Dumb: Living Without a Voice (Fantagraphics 2018), the chronicle of her severe vocal injury and sustained vocal condition which causes her pain from using her voice. This difficult experience lead her to work as a Cranial Sacral Therapist, a meditation facilitator, and as an improvising musician, blending elements of healthcare, body awareness and creative expression within constraints. She has extended her love of the voice into the community with a project called MAW Vocal Arts. MAW hosts a vocal arts showcase event every few months in Toronto, Ontario, as well as a regular online practice sessions called Breathing Music where people can explore breath through deep listening, movement, meditation and sounding practices.
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