…One of the more interesting alternate formats for the novel is the “wordless novel” or “the novel in woodcuts.” Here, unlike the graphic novel, there are no words at all, the woodcut images carry the entire burden of telling the linear story.
Dr. Richard Hopkins has been a book enthusiast his entire life. Book related work in his life came as a school teacher, a school librarian, a university librarian, a business librarian, a public librarian and as a free-lance librarian. He put all of that library experience to good use by taking a PhD in library and information studies at the university of Toronto following which he subsequently taught library and information studies at the University of B.C. for twenty-two years. He reached the pinnacle of his book related careers when he became a used-book seller after retirement from UBC in 2005.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register early, as space is limited, and great interest was shown in our first lectures. The event will be recorded and uploaded to the Alcuin Society YouTube channel in the weeks following the talk.
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