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Stephen Chbosky | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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5PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky presents his coming-of-age cult classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower and discusses the forthcoming film adaptation, which he wrote, produced, and directed.

Caught between trying to live his life and run from it, Charlie is dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt. Standing on the fringes of life offers him a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. This is his story, provocatively and intimately told, about what it's like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school—the world of first dates, family dramas, new friends, sex, drugs, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and those wild roller-coaster days known as growing up.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is now a major motion picture from Summit Entertainment starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller. It is scheduled for wide theatrical release September 21. More »

EVENT DETAILS
  • Event ticket is free when you purchase The Perks of Being a Wallflower from Changing Hands Bookstore.
  • General admission opens at 4:30pm; first come, first served.
  • Letter groups (printed on top of ticket) will be called after presentation to form signing line.
  • Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
  • Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.

Stephen Chbosky
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
STEPHEN CHBOSKY wrote, produced, and directed the feature film adaptation of his novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at Sundance Film Festival. He wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Rent, and co-created the post-apocalyptic television drama Jericho. His debut novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, was first published in 1999 by MTV Books in paperback. Since then, it has received critical acclaim, provoked debate, made its way into high school curriculums all over the country, made the American Library Association's list of "Top 10 Most Challenged Books" twice, and grown into a cult phenomenon with over a million copies in print. More »

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