Detroit, MI 48202
Phoebe Gloeckner is a graphic novelist, whose 2002 book The Diary of a Teenage Girl has been praised by Salon.com as "one of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender, beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America." Legendary cartoonist R. Crumb called the story “Minnie’s Third Love,” published in her collection A Child’s Life and Other Stories, one of the “comicbook masterpieces of all time.”
In 2015, The Diary of a Teenage Girl was released as a major motion picture by Sony Pictures Classic, starring Bel Powley and Kristen Wiig. Gloeckner has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and from the University of Michigan, where she is Associate Professor in the Stamps School of Art and Design.
There will be a screening of The Diary of a Teenage Girl at 3:30 pm at the Kresge Auditorium in the Purdy-Kresge Library (5265 Cass Ave). Followed by Q&A with Phoebe Gloeckner
The @Noon Reading Series is sponsored by the Department of English and Poets & Writers, Inc.