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Alison Bechdel appears at the Ukrainian Federation on Friday, April 12th at 7:00 PM!
Join us at the Ukrainian Federation as Alison Bechdel discusses her creative process and her latest graphic memoir, Are You My Mother? , in a visual presentation. A Q&A and book signing will follow.
Tickets available for $10 at the link.
$5 off all books at the event.
Vendredi 12 avril à la Fédération Ukrainienne, 5213 Hutchison
Soyez des nôtres à la Fédération Ukrainienne pour une présentation donnée par Alison Bechdel à propos de son processus créatif et de Are You My Mother?, son mémoire graphique le plus récent. Une période de questions-réponse suivra, ainsi qu’une séance de dédicace.
Les billets (10$) seront en vente à la librairie dès ce samedi 2 mars à 10h. Un rabais de 5$ sera en vigueur sur les livres de Bechdel en vente le soir de l’événement.
5213 Rue Hutchison, Montreal, Quebec H2V 4B4
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Alison Bechdel is coming back to Toronto this weekend! Not seen since debuting her fantastic memoir Are You My Mother? (the follow-up to the critically acclaimed/best-seller Fun Home) at TCAF this spring! Alison Bechdel is coming back to our fair city to be part of the inaugural Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Memorial Syposium on Childism. Luckily, she also has time in her schedule to swing by our shop for a quick presentation and signing!
On Sunday, December 2nd, at 5:30pm, Alison Bechdel will be giving a presentation on her work, as well as hanging out for a bit after to sign some books and meet with fans. Seating will be limited. Bechdel’s TCAF event was delivered to a packed and delighted house, so next weekend is an evening to surely not be missed!
Originally announced as “At The Beguiling”, this event will be taking place one block south of The Beguiling, at 720 Bathurst Street. It is at The Centre for Social Innovation, in the ING Direct Presentation Space. This will give us much more room to welcome Toronto’s Bechdel fans!
About the Author: 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.) Fun Home is currently taught on several syllabi across North America, including several courses at The University of Toronto. Alison Bechdel’s other various accomplishments include comics drawn for Slate, McSweeney’s, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, and Granta, and she recently guest-edited McSweeney’s Best American Comics 2011. Bechdel lives near Burlington, Vermont.
About the Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Memorial Symposium:
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Alison Bechdel signs at Gosh! Comics on November 13, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
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Alison Bechdel appears at the Strand with Katie Roiphe on Monday October 15, 2012 at 7:00pm.
Graphic illustrator/memoirist Alison Bechdel has quickly moved from a cult hero into the public eye. Her smart, thoughtful, comic and often moving look at family and her funny, open look at lesbian life has made her someone to profile. Even before she became a graphic artist people knew her famed “Bechdel Test” was all over the internet.
Katie Roiphe has written three books of non-fiction including The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism and more recently Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles 1910-1939, as well as a novel. Her provocative work and outspoken position has made her a kind of cultural lightning rod when it comes to women’s issues.
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805
April 30, 2012 by Colin Solan
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Acclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel goes on a book tour of North America to promote her new graphic memoir, Are You My Mother?
Tuesday May 1, 2012
Barnes & Noble, 7pm
2289 Broadway @ 82nd Street, New York City, NY
Wednesday May 2, 2012
The Brattle Theatre, 6pm
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Sponsored by the Harvard Bookstore
Thursday May 3, 2012
Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Friday May 4, 2012
Politics & Prose, 7pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Saturday May 5, 2012 Toronto
Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Sunday May 6, 2012
Left Bank Books, 4pm
321 N. 10th Street, St Louis, MO
Monday May 7, 2012
Boswell Book Co., 7pm
2559 N. Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday May 8, 2012
Books Inc, 7pm
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Wednesday May 9, 2012
The Booksmith, 7:30
1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
Thursday May 10, 2012
Los Angeles Public Library, 7pm
Format: On-stage interview with Deborah Vankin
Mark Taper Auditorium—Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA
Friday May 11, 2012
University Bookstore, 7pm
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA
Saturday May 12, 2012
The Bagdad Theater, 5pm
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
Sponsored by Powell’s
Wednesday May 16, 2012
Swedish American Museum, 7:30pm
5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Sponsored by Women and Children First Bookstore
Alison Bechdel signs at Politics & Prose on May 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm!
In her acclaimed graphic memoir, Fun Home, Bechdel focused on her father, his secret life, and his death. Now she turns to her talented, emotionally repressed mother, exploring the family psychology and the tentative mother-daughter truce the two achieved via D.W. Winnicott , Dr. Seuss, and Bechdel’s own vivid memories.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Alison Bechdel signs at the Brattle on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM!
Click here for tickets ($5.00) SOLD OUT
Harvard Book Store is excited to welcome acclaimed memoirist and cartoonist ALISON BECHDEL for a discussion of her new memoir, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama.
Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel’s childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven.
Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It’s a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Alison Bechdel signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday May 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
About this Author
ALISON BECHDEL has been a careful archivist of her own life and kept a journal since she was ten. Since 1983 she has been chronicling the lives of various characters in the fictionalized “Dykes to Watch Out For” strip, “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period” (Ms .). The strip is syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, translated into multiple languages, and collected into a book series with a quarter of a million copies in print. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as “one of the greatest hits of the twentieth century.”
Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024