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Cartoonist and LGBT advocate Alison Bechdel to visit in February

January 22, 2013

The IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Lecture Series and the Rufus & Louis Reiberg Reading Series are co-hosting a lecture featuring nationally acclaimed cartoonist and writer and LGBT advocate Alison Bechdel next month.

Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel is the recipient of a 2012-13 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Bechdel’s presentation takes place 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Dean and Barbara White Auditorium at the Indiana State Museum.

Bechdel is best known for the long running comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” a landmark work published over 20 years. 

In 2006, she published "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic," which Time Magazine called a “stunning memoir” and named the best book of the year. Bechdel’s "Are you My Mother?", was published last year to positive reviews. Author Jonathan Safran Foer called the book "a work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It’s also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”

“We are thrilled to host Alison Bechdel at IUPUI. Her groundbreaking work is funny, personal, political, and engaging. She is an artist and writer who speaks to some of life’s most profound questions and is sure to enthrall the audience," says Jason Kelly, director of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required.

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.iupui.edu/~iahi/.

Learn more about Bechdel on her website.

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