Acclaimed cartoonist, writer, teacher, and author of the graphic memoir, Flying Couch.
The Friends of the Mashpee Public Library is pleased to welcome Amy Kurzwell, author of Flying Couch, to Willowbend for a lunch and talk on Monday, October 2. Amy’s debut memoir tells the stories of three unforgettable women. Amy weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile.
A retelling of the inherited Holocaust narrative now two generations removed, Flying Couch uses Bubbe’s real testimony to investigate the legacy of trauma, the magic of family stories, and the meaning of home. With her playful, idiosyncratic sensibility, Amy traces the way our memories and our families shape who we become. The result is this bold illustrated memoir, both an original coming-of-age story and an important entry into the literature of the Holocaust.
The event begins with registration at 11:30 AM followed by lunch at noon. The cost is $35 per person inclusive and proceeds will go to the Mashpee Public Library.
RSVP by September 29
To reserve your seat, please bring checks to the Mashpee Public Library.
Or via mail to FML, P.O. Box 900, Mashpee, MA 02649.
Pay online via PayPal by visiting www.friendsofmashpeelibrary.org