Pulitzer Prize-winning author Art Spiegelman will be the featured speaker for Angelo State University’s 15th annual Writers Conference in honor of Elmer Kelton Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17-18, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.
The conference is open free to the public and focuses on fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and critical papers on Spiegelman’s and Kelton’s work.
Spiegelman will give a lecture with visual images Thursday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. titled “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?” in which he will trace comics’ evolution, their value to society, and why they should not be ignored.
Spiegelman will also give an interview at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18. Conference sessions will be held throughout both days beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and running through Friday at 4:15 p.m.
The author’s Pulitzer Prize came for Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale, which is a biography of his father, Vladek Spiegelman, a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor.
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