Nicole J. Georges is hitting the road in support of her brand new graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura. BOOKING NOW. Please stay tuned for up-to-date information.
COLLEGES, LIBRARIES and UNIVERSITIES: Please check out Nicole’s reading/workshop offerings down below.
Please direct all booking inquiries to nicolejgeorges at gmail dot com.
January 22, 2013 - Portland, Oregon @ Powell’s Bookstore (after-party TBA)
January 24, 2013 - San Francisco, California @ Books Inc.
January 26, 2013 - Los Angeles, California @ The Last Bookstore with Tara Jepsen and musical guests, Bouquet!
January 30, 2013 - Seattle, Washington @ Elliott Bay
January 31st, 2013- Olympia, Washington @ Olympia Timberland Library with Aron Nels Steinke
February 6, 2013 - San Francisco, California @ RADAR reading series
February 8, 2013- San Francisco, CA @ CCA MFA Program Talk
February 16th- LA Zine Fest Reading at Footsies Bar
February 17, 2013- LA Zine Fest with Cassie J. Sneider
February 19-March 15- EAST COAST TOUR w/ Cassie J. Sneider
February 21- Baltimore, MD @ TBA w/ Cassie J Sneider
February 26- Montreal @ TBA w/ Cassie J Sneider
February 28- White River Junction, VT at The Center for Cartoon Studies
March 2- Massachusetts, TBA
March 4- Massachusetts, TBA
March 7- Bloomington, Indiana at Indiana University w/ Cassie J Sneider
March 8- Bloomington, Indiana at Boxcar Books w/ Cassie J Sneider
March 9- Chicago Zine Fest w/ Cassie J Sneider
March 10- Chicago Zine Fest w/ Cassie J Sneider
March 12- New York, TBA w/ Cassie J Sneider
March 13-Brooklyn, NY@ Brooklyn Public Library w/ Cassie J Sneider
March 15-Holbrook, NY @ Sachem Public Library w/ Cassie J Sneider
Nicole J. Georges is an award-winning educator, illustrator and pet portrait artist from Portland, Oregon. Nicole has been publishing the autobiographical comic Invincible Summer since 2000, and has toured the country extensively, including two month-long appearances on Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit the Next Generation. Her work has been featured in Tin House, Bitch Magazine, The Rock n Roll Camp for Girls book, and more. In her spare time, Nicole gives advice at asknicolegeorges.blogspot.com and volunteers with senior citizens.
Cassie J Sneider is the author of the life-changingly hilarious memoir Fine Fine Music, a memoir about growing up on Long Island, getting into rockandroll, and having many minimum-wage jobs along the way. She has been touring and performing around the country with comics and zines since 2008, and she hosts a monthly storytelling series called THE WORST! in Brooklyn and San Francisco.
AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS FOR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES:
Ask Nicole Georges LIVE - An hour of live, in-depth advice, and a talk on how Nicole came to be America’s Smartest Girl, and how some uptight parents almost made her stop!
EAST COAST: Nicole and Cassie J Sneider give tag team live, unforgettable advice.
THE WORST! Storytelling for a live audience- The Worst! storytelling series that Cassie J. hosts is centered around the idea that usually, in the worst situations, there is still humor to be found. This memoir workshop dares students to think about their worst jobs, dates, and life situations, zeroing in on the funny parts, and creating a fully-fleshed out story for performance.
Memory Comics Workshop - Students will begin the workshop with a memory writing exercise, and then adapt their writing into a comic on the spot. Nicole J. Georges will guide students through basic comic layout & construction, terminology, character design and process in this 1-3 hours long workshop. Students will leave with the material and resources to begin their own comics. In the extended version, students will leave this workshop with a completed comic.
Queer Comics - A safe space for GLBTQI participants to come together and learn about comics, some famous queer artists, and how to make them on their own. Nicole J. Georges will guide students through basic comic layout & construction, terminology, character design and process in this 1-3 hours long workshop. Students will leave with the material and resources to begin their own comics. In the extended version, students will leave this workshop with a completed comic.
Zines 101 - A talk about the history of zines, how they were important to social movements including Riot Grrl, who makes them now, how and why. Students will get a chance to read zines & self-published comics from around the country in this 1 hour long talk with Q & A, which can be adapted into a longer, hands-on workshop in which students will leave with their own zine in hand! This workshop can be adapted into a Zines & Feminism discussion.
Homorobics & Punk Pilates - Nicole J. Georges leads students in an hour-long aerobics class with an emphasis on fun and not weight loss. Homorobics is a safe space for people of all genders and body types to let their freak flag fly as they do pilates, tae-bo, jazzercise and strength training.