Next Graphic Novel Club Selection

Tuesday, July 7th  | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | GoToMeeting*

Out on the Wire Book Cover

Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio by Jessica Abel

“Go behind the scenes of seven of today’s most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling–one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. With the help of This American Life’s Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Money’s Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad–really mad–Ira Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, Out on the Wire demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today” –Provided by the publisher

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This month’s title will be available to download with your library card (read more about downloading books from the library here).

Join us for our next book club meeting on July 7th at 6:30 pm via GoToMeeting.

The Graphic Novel Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s Board Room (lowest level of 645 NW Monroe Ave.). Anyone 18 & up is welcome!

Extra copies of the books the Graphic Novel Book Club are reading are available for check out at the Corvallis-Benton Co. Public Library’s 2nd floor reference desk

Need more info? Call 541-766-6793

Already in a book club? You can check out sets of books from previous CBCPL book club meetings. The bags contain 8-12 copies of a book club title, and can be checked out for 2 months.

Interested in previous book club picks? Check ’em out here.

Graphic Novel Club

Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. via GoToMeeting. Anyone 18 & up is welcome!

Date Title
Apr. 7 I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation by Natalie Nourigat
May 5 Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran
June 9*
*2nd Tues. 
The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic by Emma
July 7 Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio by Jessica Abel
Aug. 4 The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace & Babbage by Sydney Padua

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