When: Wed., June 28, 7 p.m.
From her best-selling fantasy and science-fiction novels to her short stories and poetry, author Catherynne M. Valente is something of a literary Wonder Woman. The Maine-based writer shares her super-powers with Queen City comics fans during a talk about her latest page-turner, The Refrigerator Monologues. With words by Valente and illustrations by Annie Wu, the book tells a series of six superhero stories with a twist: Each is from the perspective of a female character whose narrative is rudely interrupted by a male-driven story line. Proceeds from this Phoenix Books Burlington discussion support the Vermont Foodbank.