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Alison Bechdel - Washington University International Humanities Prize

Wednesday, November 9 | 4:00 PM

Clark-Fox Forum
Hillman Hall, St. Louis, MO

Free and open to the public; RSVP to come

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and other works that explore queer identity and family relationships, will deliver a lecture as she receives the Washington University International Humanities Prize, presented by the Center for the Humanities. The biennial award honors a person who has contributed significantly to the humanities through a body of work that has dramatically impacted how we understand the human condition.

Following the lecture, all are invited to a reception at the Kemper Art Museum, where attendees will enjoy refreshments and view a popup display of work by local cartoonists and illustrators. Preceding the event, several panel discussions about Bechdel’s work, book-to-stage adaptations and banned books will take place (details to come). This page will be updated as additional related events are finalized.

Wednesday, November 9

4 pm, Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall: Award presentation and lecture

5 pm (or immediately following lecture), Lobby, Kemper Art Museum: Reception and popup exhibit

Alison Bechdel. Photo by Elena Seibert.

Follow this link to read the award announcement.

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Lecture and reception for cartoonist-memoirist and MacArthur “Genius” Alison Bechdel, author of “Fun Home” and winner of the 2022 Washington University International Humanities Prize
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