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Lyceum Series: Bahar Momeni – The Graphic Novel Experience: From Concept To Creation

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Welcome to the lyceum.

These free, monthly workshops are held on the third Saturday of the month, and offer writers of every genre and skill level an opportunity to learn, experiment and develop their craft. We hope you’ll join us!

The Graphic Novel Experience: From Concept to Creation will explore the dynamic world of graphic novels. Participants will explore the art and narrative techniques unique to this medium. Throughout the course, participants will analyze and discuss seminal works, including “Maus” by Art Spiegelman and “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi. Participants can also create their own graphic novel concepts, focusing on character development, visual storytelling, and thematic depth. At the end of the course, learners will present their main storyline and portagonist and receive peer feedback, enabling a collaborative and creative learning environment.

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Bahar Momeni is an Iranian-American award-winning writer, poet, translator, and human rights activist. She’s working toward her Ph.D. in Literature at UT Dallas, where she teaches creative writing and literature.

She has published works in both Farsi and English. Her writings explore themes of women’s resilience and everyday resistance, contributing to ongoing conversations in modern literature. In 2023, Bahar received the “Outstanding Emerging BIPOC Creator Award” from UT Austin, highlighting her impact as a BIPOC creator. She also receives the “2024 Future Art Writers Award” from MOZAIK Philanthropy and San Francisco State University. Currently engrossed in her debut semi-autobiographical graphic novel, The Trees We Carry, Bahar aims to extend her discourse on identity, displacement, and resistance.

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June 15
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


The Writer’s Garret
215 S. Tyler St.
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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