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Durham County Library Presents Durham Comics Fest

Program: Durham Comics Fest
Date: July 6 – 10
Time: 6 p.m. (July 6); 7 p.m. (July 8); 11 a.m. (July 9); 3 p.m. (July 10)
Location: Atomic Empire, 3400 Westgate Dr. #14B (July 6); Cocoa Cinnamon, 420 W. Geer St. (July 8); Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd. (July 9 – 10)
Cost: Free and open to the public, registration required for select programs

About: Durham County Library presents Durham Comics Fest this July 6 through 10. Durham Comics Fest is an annual, all-ages celebration of comics and graphic novels, with an emphasis on supporting a community of comics readers and creators. The main event is on Saturday, July 9 at Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd.) featuring workshops by artists including Keith Knight and George O’Connor. For the full Durham Comics Fest schedule and workshop registration, visit durhamcomicsfest.org.

The festival begins with the first-ever Local Comics Creator Networking Night at Atomic Empire (3400 Westgate Dr. #14B) on Wednesday, July 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The next event is Drink & Draw on Friday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Cocoa Cinnamon (420 W. Geer St.)—an opportunity to participate in low-key, cooperative drawing exercises or do your own thing in a no-pressure, all-fun environment with other artists. The main event is Saturday, July 9 at Southwest Regional Library from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See the full schedule and register for workshops online at durhamcomicsfest.org. The festival ends on Sunday, July 10 with a screening of the documentary Dear Mr. Watterson from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library.

Durham Comics Fest is made possible by Friends of the Durham Library, Durham Library Foundation, Atomic Empire, Cocoa Cinnamon and Durham Comics Project. For more information, visit durhamcomicsfest.org or contact Patrick Holt at pdholt@dconc.gov or 919-560-8648.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Contact: Matthew Clobridge
919-560-0128 or mclobridge@dconc.gov

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