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Ariel Aberg-Riger Books Behind the Scenes Using Visual Stories to Explore Non-Fiction at the Just Buffalo Writing Center

Books Behind the Scenes: Using Visual Stories to Explore Non-Fiction w/ Ariel Aberg-Riger (hybrid)

Books come in a variety of forms—chapbooks, picture books, novels, graphic novels. How do you discover the best medium to tell the story you want to tell, and what does the journey look like from concept to published book? Join Ariel Aberg-Riger, author/illustrator of the upcoming book America Redux (HarperCollins, May 2023) as she discusses the process behind getting her book made. We’ll read a chapter from the ARE (“advanced reader’s edition”) of the book, and then play around with responsive visual storytelling using poetry and collage.

Students are invited to exhibit/perform what they create during the workshop at the book’s launch at Fitz Books on May 2nd!


Thursday, March 23, 2023


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center


Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Featured Artist

  • Ariel Aberg-Riger
    Ariel Aberg-Riger
    Visual Storyteller

    Ariel Aberg-Riger is a self-taught artist who is focused on using the power of visual storytelling to explore issues of equity and social justice, encouraging readers to think differently about history, science, policy, and the other forces that shape our lives. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, and The Atlantic’s CityLab among other publications. She is a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction Literature, and a member of the Tin House 2020 Summer Workshop. She’s currently working on a book about American history and identity set to be published by Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins in 2022. Ariel lives in sunny Buffalo, NY with her wife and two kids.

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