ON – Alison Bechdel Lecture

Press Release:

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!

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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:

The sudden death of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl on December 1st, 2011 at age 65 near her home in Toronto has saddened us all immensely. Young-Bruehl wrote fifteen books, & her work as a biographer & psychoanalyst has been enormously influential, touching many lives & shaping the disciplines she worked in. In January 2012 her long-awaited book Childism was published. This December 1st we will honour this great piece of work while remembering Elisabeth with the help of panelists Alison Bechdel, Dominique Browning, Raffi Cavoukian, Donna Orange and Heather Weir. More details and tickets are available at: https://www.cavershambooksellers.com/search/X65412

UK – Are You My Mother? Signing

Alison Bechdel signs at Gosh! Comics on November 13, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Gosh Comics 
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom