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NewsAuthor D.Y Bechard Speaks at Alma Mater Marlboro

Marlboro, VT.—D.Y. Béchard’s writing has been likened to that of William Faulkner and on Tuesday October 24, Béchard will address the comparison as he discusses various aspects of the creative process during a lecture at 7:00 p.m. in the Apple Tree building at Marlboro College. 

 Béchard, who graduated from Marlboro in 1997, recently completed his memoir Winter and his first novel Vandal Love

Béchard’s lecture, Between Fiction and Memoir, examines the demands of working within two diverse literary forms and traditions, and the ways in which the genres overlap and inspire each other. Béchard will also speak to the growing popularity of memoirs and non-fiction in comparison to the lagging fiction market, and concludes his discussion with a reading from each of his books.

Winter begins with his memories of his father, who was a bank robber in the 1950s, and proceeds to examine his family’s origins in Quebec and their journeys throughout North America.

Vandal Love takes place in the years following the French-Canadian exodus to New England, and tells the multigenerational story of a French-Canadian family’s struggle to find a home in North America.

For more details, call Kathy Reynolds in the Marlboro College Public Affairs office at (802) 251-7644 or logon to our Web site and click on the “News” link.

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