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An Evening with Alison Bechdel
Start Date: 10/24/2013Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 10/24/2013

Event Description:
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is The College Reads! Book for the 2013-2014 school year.
Alison Bechdel’s presentation will be open to students, faculty, staff and the Charleston community.
Published in 2006 this award-winning book is a memoir in the form of a graphic novel. Fun Home is a coming of age story centered on Bechdel’s complex relationship with her father, a high school English teacher and director of the town funeral home (the “Fun Home”). In college, Alison comes out as a lesbian and learns her father is gay. By retelling her story, she is able to come to terms with herself, her sexual identity, and her relationship with her father.
In Fun Home, Bechdel’s life story is told as a series of flashbacks. Through these flashbacks, Alison and the reader are able to reassess each situation from new and different perspectives. Throughout the book, she grapples with finding a voice and a way to tell her own story, while realizing that she’s part of other ongoing narratives—her family’s story, the tradition of literature, and the world of art and ideas.
Location Information:
Main Campus - TD Arena
SC
Contact Information:
Name: Stephanie Auwaerter
Phone: 843-953-2017
Email: auwaerters@cofc.edu
Admission Information
Open to the Public - No Tickets Required

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