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Canisius College will welcome author, playwright, commentator and cartoonist Lynda Barry to campus on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s Montante Cultural Center. Barry will speak about her work and her creative process. Presented by the Canisius Contemporary Writers Series, the talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a question and answer period and reception.

Barry was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Seattle and studied fine arts at Evergreen State College. She is the author of 21 books including The Good Times Are Killing Me, Cruddy, One! Hundred Demons! and What It Is. Barry has been awarded two William Eisner Awards, the American Library Association’s Alex Award and the 2017 Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society.

She currently serves as associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair of Art.

For more information, contact Mick Cochrane, chair and professor of English and coordinator for the Contemporary Writers Series, at Ext. 2662.

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Submitted by: College Communications