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Alison Bechdel to be featured in IUPUI Arts and Humanities Lecture Series and Rufus & Louis Reiberg Reading Series

Alison Bechdel
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February 4, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Arts and Humanities Institute Lecture Series and the Rufus & Louis Reiberg Reading Series are co-hosting a lecture featuring nationally acclaimed cartoonist/writer and LGBT advocate Alison Bechdel. Bechdel’s presentation takes place Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., 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,” 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. Jonathan Safran Foer, author of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” and “Everything is Illuminated” 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,” said Jason M. Kelly, director of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute. “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.”

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

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