I love to do school visits, library talks, panels live and on zoom. These engrossing workshops can be tailored to your specific needs and are between 60 and 90 minutes long (or short!).  I can partner with you to create the perfect custom workshop or discussion for your needs.  For anyone interested in non-fiction graphic storytelling. No drawing experience necessary!
Please reach out to me WORKSHOPS@TRACED.COM to schedule a visit. See you soon!

How Narratives Can Effect Change

This dynamic workshop examines the power of narratives to effect change. Using her graphic novel, Unaccompanied, which tells the courageous stories of unaccompanied refugee minors and the challenges they face in the immigration process, she lays out the core skills and best practices required to produce a clear and effective
non-fiction story. These skills include research methods, interview techniques, synthesis of information, tracking multiple sources, and the unique considerations involved in creating a graphic novel.

Tracy will also discuss the nuanced skills involved in personal advocacy, such as empathy and understanding the audience as well as the importance of recognizing and addressing implicit biases. With this work as background, Tracy will then guide students through examples from other narrative works around immigration and asylum, from fiction to first-person accounts. She will help students evaluate these different approaches while considering how and when each perspective can best be used.

By the end of the workshop, students will have gained valuable insights into the power of narratives to drive social change, as well as practical skills for creating compelling non-fiction narratives.

Nonfiction Graphic storytelling workshop

This engaging workshop offers an immersive experience into the world of nonfiction graphic storytelling. With over twenty years of experience as a cartoonist and teacher, Tracy will guide participants through the process of using the tools in the comic creator’ toolbox to tell compelling nonfiction stories.

Starting with idea generation and moving through various iterations required to bring a story to its final form, Tracy’s workshop will cover the basic “grammar” of comics and provide examples. Participants will learn about the unique storytelling techniques of the comic medium, and gain a deeper understanding of how to use these tools to convey the stories they want to tell effectively.

EVENTS 2023/24

Trinity High School

Jewce

Columbia College

ALA

ComicCon NYC

Little Red School House

NYU , Tisch School of the Arts

ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement)

Society of Illustrators

SPX

Brooklyn Book Festival

Dorot


SOME PAST EVENTS

LREI Middle School
NYU, Tisch School of the Arts
Mocca
San Diego Comic Con
New York Comic Con
Miami Book Fair
Brooklyn Book Fair
LA Time Book Fair
The Hun School
Horace Mann
City & Country School
St. Ann’s school
Columbia College
Columbia School for Narrative Medicine