February 12, 2013
Phoebe Gloeckner discusses her work, in particular The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures, as part of the Drake University Writers and Critics event series.
Phoebe Gloeckner is the author of two books, The Diary of a Teenage Girl; An Account in Words and Pictures, and A Child’s Life and Other Stories, both published by Frog Ltd., an imprint of North Atlantic Books in Berkeley, CA. Those books are usually called “graphic novels,” although Gloeckner thinks of them “as stories–especially the Diary book, which doesn’t seem to fit into any literary category in particular.” Gloeckner is employed as an Associate Professor in the University of Michigan School of Art and Design and currently is working on a novel which was has been many years in the making. It was inspired by, among other things, people she met and places she visited while conducting research for a story in a book called “I Live Here” (Pantheon Books). That piece focused on the murders of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Her research and many return visits to Juarez led her to her current work, which is about a particular murdered girl and those closest to her, tying her life to the broader world. For more info: http://www.ravenblond.com/
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00pm
Cowles Library Reading Room