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Thu, Jun 20


Novelette Booksellers

Make A Zine with Graphic Novelist Malaka Gharib

Make a zine tribute to your favorite book with local graphic novelist Malaka Gharib!

Make A Zine with Graphic Novelist Malaka Gharib
Make A Zine with Graphic Novelist Malaka Gharib

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

Novelette Booksellers, 1101 Chapel Ave #108, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

About the event

Join Malaka Gharib, artist and author of the graphic novels I Was Their American Dream and It Won't Always Be Like This in making an eight-page mini zine about your favorite book in this one-hour workshop. 

We'll provide the tools and instruction, you come with a great book in mind!

This event is bring your own chair--please make sure you have a folding/camping/whatever chair! We are a teeny shop with pretty much no storage, and we only have a couple and I meaaaan a COUPLE chairs. 

About Malaka Gharib:

Malaka Gharib is a journalist, cartoonist and graphic novelist. She is the author of "I Was Their American Dream," a graphic memoir published in 2019 about being first-generation Filipino Egyptian American, which won an Arab American Book Award in 2020. Then in 2022, she published "It Won't Always Be Like This," a graphic memoir about her summers in the Middle East.

By day, she works as a digital editor at NPR for Life Kit, a lifestyle podcast about health, finance, relationships and more. Her comics and writing have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Catapult, The Believer Magazine and The New Yorker. She has been profiled in The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Some of her comics and zines are archived at the Smithsonian Institution, the New York Public Library, the Arab American Museum and Barnard College’s Zine Library. Her art and writing has been exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Harvard Radcliffe Institute and Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery.

She lives in Nashville, Tenn., with her husband, son and Shiba Inu.


  • Ticket & Store Credit!

    The price of this ticket goes towards a store credit and the materials used for this class.

    +$0.38 service fee



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