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October 10, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Sporting Event
Location: English Department - Liberal Arts and Sciences #10302 | Map
5057 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

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.

For more information about this event, please contact Caroline Maun at 577-2450.