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Bittersweet, hilarious, wholly original, whip-smart, wacky and eccentric, darkly comic, achingly funny, and deeply touching are some of the many superlatives used to describe the fiction of Maria Semple. She is our poet laureate of discomfort, a writer whose genius springs from the bad choices and outrageous circumstances that motivate her characters.

A hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, mis­anthropic matriarch, Semple’s breakout novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list, and will soon be a major motion picture by director Richard Linklater, starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Judy Greer.

At this event, Semple will discuss the fiction to film process, shedding light on the upcom­ing film adaptation, as well as on her own television writing career. She has written for Ellen, 90210, Mad About You, Arrested Development, and other shows.

Bittersweet, hilarious, wholly original, whip-smart, wacky and eccentric, darkly comic, achingly funny, and deeply touching are some of the many superlatives used to describe the fiction of Maria Semple. She is our poet laureate of discomfort, a writer whose genius springs from the bad choices and outrageous circumstances that motivate her characters.

A hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, mis­anthropic matriarch, Semple’s breakout novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list, and will soon be a major motion picture by director Richard Linklater, starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Judy Greer.

At this event, Semple will discuss the fiction to film process, shedding light on the upcom­ing film adaptation, as well as on her own television writing career. She has written for Ellen, 90210, Mad About You, Arrested Development, and other shows.

Bittersweet, hilarious, wholly original, whip-smart, wacky and eccentric, darkly comic, achingly funny, and deeply touching are some of the many superlatives used to describe the fiction of Maria Semple. She is our poet laureate of discomfort, a writer whose genius springs from the bad choices and outrageous circumstances that motivate her characters.

A hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, mis­anthropic matriarch, Semple’s breakout novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list, and will soon be a major motion picture by director Richard Linklater, starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Judy Greer.

At this event, Semple will discuss the fiction to film process, shedding light on the upcom­ing film adaptation, as well as on her own television writing career. She has written for Ellen, 90210, Mad About You, Arrested Development, and other shows.

WHEN

WHERE

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
https://www.dma.org/programs/event/maria-semple

TICKET INFO

$20-$40
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