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'Diary of a Teenage Girl,' 'Pregnant Butch' Authors To Talk Graphic Novels

By Patty Wetli | March 24, 2015 5:28am
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NORTH PARK — Fresh off the critically acclaimed Sundance debut of "The Diary of a Teenage Girl," based on her graphic novel of the same name, Phoebe Gloeckner will take part in a panel discussion Tuesday night at Northeastern Illinois University.

Joining Gloeckner: A.K. Summers, author of "Pregnant Butch," and Nicole Georges, author of "Calling Dr. Laura."

Hillary Chute, a professor at the University of Chicago, will moderate the discussion, which is expected to touch on the writers' individual work as well as graphic novels in general.

Gloeckner's "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" is the largely autobiographical tale of a teen who has an affair with her mother's boyfriend. The movie version, which stars Kristen Wiig as the mom, premiered to rave reviews in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

Summers' memoir "Pregnant Butch" recounts the difficulties she faced reconciling her masculine identity with the ultra-feminized experience of pregnancy.

Georges' "Calling Dr. Laura" re-examines the author's childhood after a meeting with a psychic causes Georges to question the story she'd been told about her father's death.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

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