Kristen Radtke

Watermark Books & Café, Harvester Arts and Tilt Union present an event with New Yorker contributor and graphic memoirist Kristen Radtke, author of Imagine Wanting Only This on Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at Harvester Arts, located at 215 N. Washington in Downtown Wichita. 

Join us for an engaging evening to celebrate the art of graphic books, graphic art of book design, and craft of graphic essays.

Tilt Union will be on site printing a limited edition run of a design by Kristen Radtke for purchase when you buy a copy of the book Imagine Wanting Only This.

A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief. 
When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and the sight of an abandoned mining town after his funeral marked the beginning moments of a lifelong fascination with ruins and with people and places left behind. Over time, this fascination deepened until it triggered a journey around the world in search of ruined places. Now, in this genre-smashing graphic memoir, she leads us through deserted cities in the American Midwest, an Icelandic town buried in volcanic ash, islands in the Philippines, New York City, and the delicate passageways of the human heart. Along the way, we learn about her family and a rare genetic heart disease that has been passed down through generations, and revisit tragic events in America's past. 

A narrative that is at once narrative and factual, historical and personal, Radtke's stunning illustrations and piercing text never shy away from the big questions: Why are we here, and what will we leave behind?

HERE is a link to an essay Radtke wrote for The New Yorker. 


Event date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Harvester Arts
215 N. Washington
Wichita, KS 67202
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Imagine Wanting Only This (Pantheon Graphic Novels) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101870839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon Books - April 18th, 2017

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