Writing At Wesleyan Presents: Alison Bechdel

In just half an hour, hear author Alison Bechdel in a Q&A session (Albritton 311, 4:15pm) and see her read tonight (Russell House, 8pm)! At least four courses have assigned her striking graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, so chances are yr friends are going anyway–mosey along!

Alison Bechdel began keeping a journal at the age of ten, and has been assiduously archiving her own life and times with words and pictures ever since. For twenty-five years she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a generational chronicle considered “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period.” (Ms.)

She is also the author of the best-selling Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which won an Eisner Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Time Magazine named Fun Home the number one Best Book of 2006, calling the memoir about her father, “A masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other.”

Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For have been translated into many languages. Bechdel has drawn comics for SlateMcSweeney’s,Entertainment WeeklyThe New York Times Book Review, and Granta, among other places.

Date: Tonight, September 19
Time: Q&A at 4:15 PM, Reading at 8 PM
Setting: Q&A at Albritton 311 (tippy top floor) & reading at Russell House (corner of Washington & High St.)