• Print
close
Breaking news

WESTON, VT (May 15, 2019) – Weston Playhouse Theatre’s Young Company pr...read more New England Youth Theatre’s Town Schools Theatre ‘Spring Festival’ brings...read more

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Hey, Kiddo reading and discussion by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Jarrett J. Krosoczka as he reads from his young adult graphic memoir, HEY, KIDDO.

Longlisted for a National Book Award!

★ “Honest, important, and timely.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “A must have, this book will empower readers.
—School Library Journal, starred review

★ “A nuanced graphic memoir…tells a story of identity.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Krosoczka has meticulously crafted a severely honest portrayal of addiction, resilient familial love, and the healing power of art…”
—The Horn Book, starred review

★ “Deeply vulnerable…”
—Booklist, starred review

ABOUT HEY, KIDDO:

A true story about how complicated the truth can be.

In preschool, Jarrett Krosoczka’s teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett’s family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett’s life. His father is a mystery — Jarrett doesn’t know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents — two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.

Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what’s going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father.

Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important graphic memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Details

Date:
October 11, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/904747613058458

Venue

Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301 US
+ Google Map

Today on BrattBeat

Summer Intensive

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NECCA-New England Center for Circus Arts
Push yourself physically while diving deep into the world of the circus arts in this 6 week immersive training program. NECCA’s professional coaches will help you push harder, explore deeper, and fly higher to help you see where your circus journey can take you. Our custom-built facility inclu...

Scrabble Night: Drop In and Play!

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library
Stop by and play a game of Scrabble here at the library 🙂 The atmosphere is pleasant and mellow, with plenty of smiling and laughing! All levels are absolutely welcome to join the fun!! We now meet in either the Local History Reading Room or in the Glass Room on the Mezzanine. Both rooms are

Electric Kitchen / Echonaut

June 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Root Cellar
Electric Kitchen electric.kitchen/ electric.kitchen is an electronic music project focusing on timbre and rhythm. Most works are conceived for live improvisational performance, aiming to take the audience on a journey rather than stick to a genre. Echonaut Bob Brass is a veteran of the 90s NYC rave ...

Comedy in the Bier Garten

June 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery
Comedy night RETURNS to Whetstone Station! Starting May 29th and continuing every-other-Wednesday, New England based comedian Ian Stuart hosts a hilarious night of ever-changing roster of stand up comedians. Come enjoy the quick wits, sharp observations and side-splitting stories under our brand new...

Tomorrow on BrattBeat

19th Annual Jenny Brook Bluegrass

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival
The 2019 Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, a four-day event (five days if you include the early bird Classic Country night) in Tunbridge, Vermont, is scheduled for June 26-30, 2019 at the picturesque Tunbridge World’s Fairground, Tunbridge, Vermont. Over 50 hours of scheduled stage shows that includ...

Summer Intensive

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NECCA-New England Center for Circus Arts
Push yourself physically while diving deep into the world of the circus arts in this 6 week immersive training program. NECCA’s professional coaches will help you push harder, explore deeper, and fly higher to help you see where your circus journey can take you. Our custom-built facility inclu...

Guilford Cares Food Pantry

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Guilford Cares Food Pantry began it’s service to the community in January 2011, and continues each week. We are open every Thursday from 5-6 pm at the Broad Brook Community Center. We offer staples such as pasta, mac and cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, tuna and cereal. Also fr...

Thursday Evening Pottery Class At Wheelhouse Clay Center

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wheelhouse Clay Center
Level up your work with a variety of techniques to make your pots even more fabulous using texture, applied elements like spouts and handles, and by altering the shape and surface of your forms with carving, fluting, faceting, and more! Perfect for “advanced” beginner throwers and beyond. Handbu...

MamaSezz HeartBeet Club

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
MamaSezz
Meets Thursdays 6pm – 7:15pm 127 Marlboro Rd (Rt 9 W) Brattleboro, Vermont For more info facebook message us, or contact shirma@mamasezz.com or call 802-251-7400. The Heart Beet Club is an active and fun support group for anyone interested in learning about or transitioning to a whole food pla...

The O-Tones

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hawks & Reed Ballroom
Dance Lessons: 6:30PM – Concert: 7:00PM The O-Tones, a hot New England Swing & Motown band, appeals to all ages. With lots of soul, they’ll melt your hearts & get your feet dancing. The O-Tones band has been playing for events in New England since 1990 & is a dynamic entity. O...

Advance Base/ Claire Cronin/ Ruth Garbus at Stone Church

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Stone Church
ADVANCE BASE Advance Base is the solo project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). Using a two-handed arsenal of electric piano, Omnichord, samplers, effect pedals & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nosta...

The Big Empty at Whetstone Station w/ Special Beatles Set

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery
Hey folks. We will be rocking out on the roof top in Downtown Brattleboro, VT. We’ve been working up tons of new material venturing more into the realm of psychedelic rock. The Big Empty consists of Marcel LeClaire on drums, Jeff Richardson of electric Bass and Jason Scaggs on electric guitar....
Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •