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    Alison Bechdel speaks at American University

    Alison Bechdel speaks at American University

    Oct 25: Bechdel day at Katzen Arts Center
    * 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    * Visiting Writing Series presents Department of Literature Annual Colloquium, featuring Alison Bechdel
    * Battelle-Tompkins Atrium

    Alison Bechdel, Fun Home

    Welcome! Each year, the American University students, faculty, staff, alumni and other members of the greater community come together for one day to explore a great book. Subjects of previous colloquia include Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.

    We invite you to participate in the seventh annual Department of Literature Colloquium, featuring Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel.
    About the Author and the Book

    Named by Time magazine in 2006 as one of the “10 Best Books of the Year,” Bechdel’s Fun Home was a finalist for a 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work. Of Bechdel’s memoir, Amy Bloom has written: “If David Sedaris could draw, and if Bleak House had been a little funnier, you’d have Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.” Bechdel is also known for her acclaimed, long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For. A graduate of Oberlin College, she lives near Burlington, Vermont, where she is now completing a second graphic memoir, Love Life: A Case Study. Alison Bechdel’s appearance is sponsored by the Visiting Writers Series and the Bishop McCabe Lecture Series.

    Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

    Register Online (by Oct. 21)

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Colloquium in Battelle-Tompkins Atrium
    (Presentations to be announced!)

    3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Lecture with Alison Bechdel,
    Katzen Arts Center,
    Abramson Family Recital Hall


    Battelle Tompkins, Room 237

    American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016