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Reynolds Lecture: An Evening with Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel is an internationally renowned cartoonist whose darkly humorous graphic memoirs, astute writing, and evocative drawing have forged an unlikely intimacy with a wide and disparate range of readers. Her self-syndicated comic strip, "Dykes to Watch Out For," spawned the famous Bechdel Test while her graphic narrative, "Fun Home," won countless book awards and was adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical. 

Alison was the recipient of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2014 she received a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. In their citation, the MacArthur Foundation noted that Alison “is changing our notions of the contemporary memoir and expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form.” 

The event is free, but tickets are required and available at the Union Ticket Office, or online at for a $3 processing fee per ticket. 

Sponsored by Public Lectures Committee, Wells Fargo Foundation and The Mint Museum. 


Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall

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