Lib Con: Ana Merino-Comics as a Space to Think in a Creative and Diverse Way

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Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Meeting Room A

Join us for our first ever comic con for fans of all ages - Lib Con at the Iowa City Public Library!

Join Ana Merino for a conversation about the diverse and creative ways comics intersect with our lives.

Ana Merino directs the MFA program in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. She has published nine books of poems: Preparativos para un viaje (winner of the Adonais Prize in 1994), Los días gemelos (1997), La voz de los relojes (2000), Juegos de niños (winner of the Fray Luis de León Prize in 2003/translated into English and published by Harbor Mountain Press in 2012), Compañera de celda (2006) (translated into English and published by Harbor Mountain Press in 2007), Hagamos caso al tigre (2010), Curación (Accésit Jaime Gil de Biedma Prize, 2010), El viaje del vikingo soñador (2015) and Los buenos propósitos (2015). She is also the author of a youth novel, El hombre de los dos corazones (2009) and four plays: Amor muy frágil (2013), staged and travelled to several theaters in Switzerland on 2012 and 2013, and Las decepciones (2014), La redención (2016) staged last year at theater B at UI and Salvemos al elefante (2017). A selection of her poetry was translated into German by teamart Verlag Zurich in 2009. Her poems have appeared in more than thirty anthologies, some translated into Portuguese, Slovenian, French, Dutch, Bulgarian, or Italian. Merino has also written fiction, and extensive criticism on comics and graphic novels. She has two academic books El cómic hispánico and Diez ensayos para pensar el cómic, and a monograph on Chris Ware. Merino has won the Diario de Avisos prize for her short articles on comics for the literary magazine Leer. She writes weekly opinion articles for El País and has won an Accésit of the Carmen de Burgos Award for one of her journalistic pieces. She has curated four comic book expositions.

This event is made possible by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.

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