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Liza Donnelly

What’s So Funny About Humor?


Thursday, October 24, 2013
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Known for her acute observations on cultural and political issues, Liza Donnelly’s cartoons have been appearing in The New Yorker magazine for over three decades. In Donnelly’s view, humor is serious business, helping us laugh at our failings, and working to make changes in ourselves and the world. Donnelly is an author of fifteen books, columnist for Forbes​.com, and a cartoonist for Women’s Enews, among other places. She travels the world as a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department, speaking about women’s rights and freedom of speech, and she delivered a very popular TED talk in 2010 She is the founder of WorldInk​.org, a site that promotes international cartoonists and their work, and is a member of Cartooning For Peace, PEN and the Writer’s Guild. She is at work on a screenplay based on being a woman cartoonist. Her new book, Women On Men, will be published this fall.

Supported by the Institute for Humanities, Women’s Studies, IRWG and River Gallery.


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In accordance with the University of Michigan’s Standard Practice Guidelines on Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series does not censor our speakers or their content. The content provided is intended for adult audiences and does not reflect the views of the University of Michigan or Detroit Public Television.