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Online Author Talk With Kate Beaton

Bestselling Cartoonist of "Hark! A Vagrant!"

2023-04-04 18:00:00 2023-04-04 19:00:00 America/Chicago Online Author Talk With Kate Beaton Spend an enlightening hour online with Kate Beaton, the New York Times bestselling author of "Hark! A Vagrant!" and "Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands." Beaton's first full-length graphic narrative, "Ducks," is a memoir of her time far away from her native Cape Breton working in the Alberta oil industry. Adults. Register to get a viewing link. Live online event -

Tuesday, April 04
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-04 18:00:00 2023-04-04 19:00:00 America/Chicago Online Author Talk With Kate Beaton Spend an enlightening hour online with Kate Beaton, the New York Times bestselling author of "Hark! A Vagrant!" and "Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands." Beaton's first full-length graphic narrative, "Ducks," is a memoir of her time far away from her native Cape Breton working in the Alberta oil industry. Adults. Register to get a viewing link. Live online event -

Spend an enlightening hour online with Kate Beaton, the New York Times bestselling author of "Hark! A Vagrant!" and "Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands." Beaton's first full-length graphic narrative, "Ducks," is a memoir of her time far away from her native Cape Breton working in the Alberta oil industry. Adults. Register to get a viewing link.

As part of our Online Author Series, spend an enlightening hour online with Kate Beaton, the the highly-acclaimed author of "Hark! A Vagrant!" as she discusses her memoir, "Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands."

Her first full-length graphic narrative, "Ducks" follows Beaton's life after university as she heads out west to take advantage of Alberta’s oil rush, part of the long tradition of East-Coasters who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can't find it in the homeland they love so much. With the singular goal of paying off her student loans, what the journey will actually cost her will be far more than she anticipates.

Beaton’s artistic prowess is on full display as she draws colossal machinery and mammoth vehicles set against a sublime Albertan backdrop of wildlife, Northern Lights and Rocky Mountains. "Ducks" is more than a memoir. It’s also an untold story of Canada: a country that prides itself on its egalitarian ethos and natural beauty while simultaneously exploiting both the riches of its land and the humanity of its people.

About the Author: Kate Beaton was born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating from Mount Allison University with a double degree in history and anthropology, she moved to Alberta in search of work that would allow her to pay down her student loans. During the years she spent out West, Beaton began creating webcomics under the name "Hark! A Vagrant," quickly drawing a substantial following around the world. The collections of her landmark strip "Hark! A Vagrant" and "Step Aside, Pops" each spent several months on the New York Times graphic novel bestseller list, as well as appearing on best of the year lists from Time, The Washington Post, Vulture and NPR Books, and winning the Eisner, Ignatz, Harvey and Doug Wright Awards. She has also published the picture books "King Baby" and "The Princess and the Pony." Beaton lives in Cape Breton with her family.

Adults. Register to receive a link for viewing this online event.

This event is part of DBRL's Online Author Series, supported by David Lile honorarium funds. A recording will also be available for later viewing on the author series site.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Featured | Books & Authors |

TAGS: | Book Discussion |

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