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Press Release: Words Alive Brings the “Comic Book Literacy” Documentary Back to San Diego

23 September 2010 by

SAN DIEGO, CA – After a successful screening earlier in the year at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the independent documentary film “Comic Book Literacy” is returning to America’s Finest City with the help of the local non-profit organization, “Words Alive.”  The film will be screened October 12 at 7:00 at Lestat’s Coffee Shop on 3343 Adams. Ave.

The film showcases the utilization of the comic book medium to promote literacy and education.  In the film, comic book writers and artists (such as Art Spiegelman, Joe Quesada, Paul Dini, Scott McCloud and others) as well as scholars and historians discuss the various roles comic books have played in education.

“Comic Book Literacy’s message regarding the immense value of comic books in inspiring a passion for literacy really fits in with Words Alive’s mission and volunteer programs,” said Patrick Stewart, Executive Director at Words Alive. “Comic books are an engaging, intellectual, and affordable way for people of all ages to develop a love of reading, and we are excited to be a part of this event.”

I am very excited to have the opportunity to screen in San Diego again,” said Todd Kent, the film’s director, “and I think it’s a great chance for the people who missed it at Comic-Con to see the film.

The film won “Best Documentary” at the 2010 Phoenix Comicon and is currently touring the country, screening at various film festivals, comic book conventions and literacy events.  For more information about the film, upcoming screenings, and updates go to: www.ComicBookLiteracy.com

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