Graphic novelist Meags Fitzgerald to visit P.E.I. March 31

Published on March 20, 2017

Meags Fitzgerald will give a presentation of her work in Charlottetown on March 31.

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Montreal-based graphic novelist and memoirist Meags Fitzgerald will give a presentation of her work in Charlottetown on March 31.

Her talk, which takes place at Charlottetown Rural High School between 1:50 and 3:15 p.m., is open to the public.

It’s part of the Winter’s Tales Reading Series. Fitzgerald is also a comic book artist, illustrator, storyteller and improve comedian.

People are asked not to park in front of the school where buses will be arriving.

CBC Books named Fitzgerald’s graphic memoir “Long Red Hair’’ of the “10 great Canadian books to read during Pride’’.

She calls “Photobooth: A Biography’’ a “non-fiction novel’’. A long-time photo-booth lover, she researched these once vital and rapidly “fleeting machines’’ in North America, Europe and Australia. She constructed a biography of these booths through the eyes of owners, technicians, collectors and devotees such as herself.

Fitzgerald’s comic books include “Waxing Moon’’ about the intimate friendship of two girls, and “The Village Under the Clouds’’, about an agrarian society, created by “harmonious’’ gods, which “elide heavily on trade, co-operation and trust’’ for generations, and which is threatened when malicious “second-rate gods’’ take over.

Her presentation is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and the UPEI Faculty of Arts and Department of English, with generous co-operation from Charlottetown Rural High School. For further information, phone 902-566-0389.