An Evening with Eric H. Cline and Glynnis Fawkes

at the Venetian Soda Lounge
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
266 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Join Eric H. Cline and Gynnis Fawkes at the Venetian Soda Lounge in downtown, Burlington to celebrate the release of their latest book, 1177 B.C.: A Graphic History of the Year Civilization Collapsed.  Enjoy live music provided by Call of Kinnaru as part of the celebration!

“This funny, beautiful book is a tour de force of visual storytelling. Glynnis Fawkes’s stunning graphic rendition of 1177 B.C. amplifies Eric Cline’s landmark work without simplifying the historical questions that remain. From the mysterious Sea Peoples to garrulous hippos, the Late Bronze Age comes alive on the page.”—Josephine Quinn, author of How the World Made the West: A 4,000-Year History 

About the book: Eric Cline’s 1177 B.C. tells the story of one of history’s greatest mysteries: what caused the ancient civilizations of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean to collapse more than three thousand years ago, bringing the Late Bronze Age to an abrupt end? In this vivid and captivating full-color graphic adaptation of the landmark book, author-illustrator Glynnis Fawkes invites us to follow two young friends living in the aftermath of the cataclysm as they unravel why it happened—and reveal important lessons for today’s interconnected and vulnerable world.

An entertaining adventure story, this dazzling comic is also historically accurate and enlightening, inviting readers of all ages to think about the surprising factors and theories that explain why societies, whether ancient or modern, die or survive when struck by catastrophes.

Eric H. Cline is professor of classics and anthropology at George Washington University. His many books include 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed and After 1177 B.C.: The Survival of Civilizations (both Princeton). Glynnis Fawkes is the author-illustrator of Charlotte Brontë before Jane Eyre and Persephone's Garden, among other books, and her comics have appeared on the website of The New Yorker. She has worked as an archaeological illustrator around the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, and teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.

DATE: Thursday, April 18th, 7-9 pm eastern

LOCATION: The Venetian Soda Lounge, 266 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401

TICKETS:  Admission to this event is free and open to all. Advance registration is requested. Please register below.

BOOKS: Signed copies of 1177 B.C.: A Graphic History of the Year Civilization Collapsed will be available at the event. Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy? Click HERE. Copies will be available after the event on April 18th. If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.