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The Commons
The Arts

Artist Marek Bennett leads comics workshop at Putney Library

Originally published in The Commons issue #415 (Wednesday, July 5, 2017). This story appeared on page 0.

PUTNEY—New Hampshire-based cartoonist, musician, and educator Marek Bennett leads discovery-based Comics Workshops for all ages throughout New England.

This summer, Bennett will lead a one-day comics workshop for kids ages 7-11 as part of the summer reading program. Space is limited for this special program so register to join them on the afternoon of Friday, July 14. RSVP for exact time by calling 802-387-4407 or emailing

Bennett’s comics programs incorporate sequential narrative cartooning techniques and music into community-based projects that explore and develop participants’ sense of history, culture, and individual and collective identities.

Artists of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities discover their own unique capacities for storytelling, performance, and communication as they contribute to projects and presentations in workshop- and discussion-based events.

Through focused webcomics like Live Free and Draw! and Coffee Dumpling Komiks, Bennett shares his own experiences of travel, research, and community with a wider audience of readers and contributors.

This program is presented as part of Putney Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, a self-paced non-competitive reading program that will keep your family reading through the summer.

This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Build a Better World,” with free reading and building programs for kids and families. See the full schedule at or pick up a schedule at the library at 55 Main St. All programs are free and open to everyone.

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