SF – Going Into Town: An Evening with Roz Chast

Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Nourse Theatre on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she began drawing cartoons once again. Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American Magazine, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children’s book by Steve Martin. Her forthcoming book is entitled Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York.

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Nourse Theatre
275 Hayes St, San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 563-2463

OH – Going Into Town Signing

Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at Akron-Summit County Public Library on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 PM.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Roz Chast’s cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She wrote and illustrated the #1 New York Times bestseller “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award. Her other books include “What I Hate: From A to Z,” “Theories of Everything,” and her latest, “Going into Town – A Love Letter To New York.”

There will be a Q&A after the presentation, and a book signing.

Books will be available for purchase.

This is a free event brought to you by the library and the Friends of Main Library.

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Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 S High St, Akron, Ohio 44326
(330) 643-9000

NYC – Going into Town Launch Party

Press Release:

Join MCNY on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM for an evening with acclaimed author and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast to celebrate the launch of her new graphic memoir, Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Bloomsbury, 2017). For the Brooklyn-born Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs was a surreal process that took many years — and yet, she recognized that for her kids growing up outside the city, the reverse was true. Inspired by her children’s wonder for New York’s gum dotted sidewalks, honeycombed streets, and “those West Side Story-things” (i.e., fire escapes), Chast has created an inimitable guide and ode to New York City that speaks to both natives and newcomers alike.

Tickets available here, Includes Museum admission, book signing and reception to follow.

About the Speaker:
Roz Chast
 is an acclaimed cartoonist who has published hundreds of pieces in the The New Yorker for almost four decades.  Author of the award-winning, best-selling memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014), Chast was the subject of the Museum of the City of New York’s 2016 exhibition, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs. She has written and illustrated many children’s books, including a collaboration with Steve Martin on the children’s book The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!, contributed to numerous humor collections, and lectured widely.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

NYC – Best American Comics 2016 Signing

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The Best American Comics series launches its latest collection with this year’s guest editor: Roz Chast, beloved New Yorker cartoonist and award-winning author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 PM. She’ll be joined by the series editor, comics sage and evangelist Bill Kartalopoulos, along with a panel of the artists behind her picks for the year’s best comics:

Liana Finck, author of “All the Paintings Here Agree”
Char Esme, author of “Blinky-Jinks Playhouse” and “Big Rudy’s Cowgirls Club” (with Lauren Poor)
Anne Emond, author of “The Swim” and “Today”

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

ID – Roz Chast Speaks

0000-roz-chastCartoonist Roz Chast speaks at the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday February 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM! Tickets available now…

Roz Chast is a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker and the author of several books including Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her cartoons have also been published in other magazines, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, holds honorary doctorates from Pratt Institute and Dartmouth College, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Egyptian Theatre
700 W. Main St. Boise, ID 83705

CA – Roz Chast Speaks

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Cartoonist Roz Chast speaks on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM at UCLA.

Roz Chast has loved drawing cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again. Chast is now known as a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1,000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978.

In this performance, she will read from her first memoir which harnesses her signature wit as she recounts her experience caring for her aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. The evening will showcase the full range of Chast’s talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

Tickets available at the link…

University of California, Los Angeles – Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

CA – An Evening with Roz Chast

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Cartoonist Roz Chast speaks on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.

A humorous and poignant book that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? is the latest book for adults by Roz Chast. Using handwritten text, drawings, photographs, and her keen eye for the foibles that make us human, Chast addresses the realities of what it is to get old in America today – and what it is to have aging parents today – with tenderness and candor, and a good dose of her characteristic wit.

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant is a New York Times 2014 Top Ten Best Book of the Year, 2014 National Book Award Finalist, the winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle awards for the best books of 2014.

Tickets are available at the link…

Newport Beach Public Library Foundation
1000 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 717-3800

ID – Roz Chast Speaks

0000-roz-chastCartoonist Roz Chast speaks on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood.

Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978. Chast has written and illustrated books for both children and adults. Her newest book for adults is Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, a graphic memoir that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence.

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Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood
100 Saddle Road | PO Box 660, Ketchum, ID 83340

FL – Roz Chast Signing

rozCartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Lowe Art Museum on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM!

Press Release: 

In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the “crazy closet”―with predictable results―the tools that had served Roz well through her parents’ seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed.

While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies―an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades―the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care.

An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast’s talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

About the Author:

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.

Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children’s book by Steve Martin.

University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum
1245 Dauer Drive, Coral, FL 33416

NY – Roz Chast Speaks

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Cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978. Join us in a moderated conversation on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM with audience Q&A and a book signing to follow. VIP Includes a reception. Tickets available at the link…

NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 247-5200

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