The Wilkes University English Department will open the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series with author Alison Bechdel at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.
Bechdel is the creator of The Secret to Superhuman Strength, Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Dykes to Watch Out For. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Genius Grant.
Fun Home, her first graphic novel, was named a 2006 Best Book of the Year by TIME and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Broadway musical adaption of Fun Home won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Wilkes University Theatre will bring Fun Home to the stage from Feb. 22-25.
The evening with Alison Bechdel will include a reading and book signing. The event is free and open to the public. Seats are expected to fill quickly and registration is strongly suggested. For more information on registration and additional guest artists for March and April, visit wilkes.edu/dickson.