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November 5, 2013

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It's election day and residents of Beverly, Peabody and Salem have big decisions to make. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. in each city. For polling locations, visit http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx.

Montserrat College of Art professors Adam Miller and Blyth Hazen present “Word Bubbles and Thought Balloons: The Graphic Novel as an Art Form” this evening at 7, at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Miller and Hazen will provide a brief history of comics and graphic novels, followed by a survey of the artistic styles and sub-genres that make up the growing and evolving art and literary form. They'll end the program by sharing examples of their work and processes from their own studios, followed by a question-and-answer session on how to develop a graphic novel from idea to finished product. For more information, visit www.hwlibrary.org.

Award-winning author Joan Wickersham, whose most recent book is The News from Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story, will speak tonight at 7:30 as part of Salem State University’s Writers Series. Wickersham's talk takes place at the university's Ellison Campus Center at 352 Lafayette St. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 978-542-7890 or visit www.salemstate.edu/arts.

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