Marvel comic writer’s talk to focus on inspiring radical creativity
Gabby Rivera, author and Marvel comic writer, will discuss “Inspiring Radical Creativity: Empowering Young, Diverse Voices to Tell Their Own Stories” when she visits Salve Regina on Tuesday, March 20. Her appearance is sponsored by the Mosaic student newspaper.
Open to the University community and the general public, Rivera’s talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. A question and answer session and book signing will follow the talk.
Rivera is currently writing “America” for Marvel Comics, which features Marvel’s first Latina lesbian character, America Chavez. She is also the author of “Juliet Takes a Breath,” a critically acclaimed coming-of-age story starring a queer puertorriquena who leaves her native Bronx behind to intern, over one transformative summer, with one of her literary heroes: the feminist author Harlow Brisbane.
To Rivera, it’s vital to encourage people of all backgrounds to create, daydream and tell their own stories – and in so doing, open a radical space for creativity. In her talk, Rivera will unpack how she navigates the world as a queer, Latinx, millennial woman; how she incorporates her heritage into her writing; how she strives to be a thoughtful ally for others; and how she celebrates the healing power of community.
Copies of “Juliet Takes a Breath” will be available for purchase during the book signing.