The Writers House presents the Spring 2021 Writers in Camden Series on Wednesday, February 17, with a virtual reading by graphic nonfiction writer Kristen Radtke, who will read from her new work, Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness. This free event begins at 7 p.m. Registration is required.
At 3 p.m., Ms. Radtke will give a workshop about major storytelling techniques in comics. This free workshop is open to Rutgers students in the MFA, MA-English, BA-English, and VMPA programs, as well as to Camden high school students interested in graphic storytelling. Registration is required.
About Kristen Radtke
Kristen Radtke is the author of the genre-smashing graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This (Pantheon, 2017), a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Nylon Most Anticipated Book. The Chicago Tribune raved, “Imagine Wanting Only This [is] one of the most haunting graphic memoirs I’ve ever read. . . . There is a proud tradition of graphic memoirists—of those dually equipped to wield word and image—to tell the true and deeply considered story of a life. Alison Bechdel, Roz Chast, Riad Sattouf, David Small, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman and others have done it searingly well. And now to that list add Radtke, who proves herself an equal among equals with this debut book. . . .” Her next book, Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, received a 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. It will be published by Pantheon in 2021. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, The Atlantic, The Guardian, GQ, Vogue, Oxford American, and many other places.