DON’T MISS! A visit with author Ben Katchor on Monday, September 15th

Fitchburg State College is extremely pleased to welcome author Ben Katchor to our campus on Monday, September 15th. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to meet with a published author!

Author of Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer: Stories, Mr. Katchor will be kicking off our semester-long Let’s Talk About It! book discussion series, Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel, with his talk, “The Crumb Trap and Other Stories”. Fitchburg State’s own Associate Professor Michael Hoberman will be on hand to welcome Mr. Katchor and facilitate a post-lecture discussion.

Lecture Schedule:

2 PM – Alumni A/B/C, Hammond Building
7 PM – Ellis White Lecture Hall, Hammond Building

Ben Katchor regularly contributes to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Metropolis magazine. He was also a contributor to RAW , published and edited two issues of Picture Story magazine, and wrote and illustrated a “weeklong electronic journal” for Slate in 1997. His comics have been translated into French, Italian, and Japanese. He currently draws a weekly strip, Shoehorn Technique, for The Forward.

In 1993, Katchor was the subject of a lengthy profile by Lawrence Weschler in the The New Yorker. In 1999, he won an Obie Award for his collaboration on The Carbon Copy Building, a “comic book opera” based on his writings and drawings. The first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (the so-called “genius grant”), Katchor has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin.

Check out all of Ben Katchor’s work including his weekly online strips, radio shows, and other books at

Mr. Katchor’s visit and the Let’s Talk About It! book discussion series are made possible by a generous grant from the American Library Association, Nextbook, The Jewish Heritage Endowment, The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and Fitchburg State College.


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