Talk + Launch
Aminder Dhaliwal: Woman World
Talk: November 8, 6pm in Rennie Hall
followed by book launch at READ Books
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2
Please join us in welcoming internet sensation and Disney TV animator Aminder Dhaliwal as she launches her debut graphic novel «Woman World». The book, first serialized on Instagram to an audience of over 150,000, is a delightful imagining of a world where men have gone extinct. With incomparable wit, «Woman World» is an entertaining read for people of all genders and one of 2018’s most anticipated releases. At the talk, she will be reading from «Woman World» followed by a conversation with writer Megan Lau.
Aminder Dhaliwal is a native of Brampton, Ontario and received a Bachelors of Animation from Sheridan College. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she is the Director at Disney TV Animation. Previously, she worked as a Storyboard Director at Cartoon Network and Storyboard Director on the Nickelodeon show Sanjay and Craig. She serialized Woman World biweekly on instagram from March 2017 to April 2018 and garnered over 150,000 followers. «Woman World» was nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic.
Megan Lau is an arts administrator, writer, and uninvited guest on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories/Vancouver, B.C. She is currently the Manager of Communications, Engagement & Equity at STORYHIVE, which provides production funding, mentorship, and distribution support for filmmakers in BC and Alberta. Megan has written and edited for publications across Canada, including Maisonnueve, Megaphone, and Ricepaper Magazine. She is also part of the founding team of SAD Mag, a Vancouver-based arts and culture publication. In the nonprofit sector, In 2016, she co-founded The Future is You and Me, a free, community-based leadership program for women of colour in the arts, ages 19-25.
READ Books respectfully acknowledges that this event takes place on the unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.
Presented by the Audain Faculty of Art and Read Books.
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
520 E 1st Ave