August 16, 2022

Alumna Adds POW! to Comic Book Pride for Women’s History Month

Based in L.A., comic-book writer Marguerite Bennett ’10 – widely published in DC, Marvel and more – is known for her depiction of female relationships. She will deliver the Women’s History Month keynote speech at UMW tomorrow night.

Based in L.A., comic-book writer Marguerite Bennett ’10 – widely published in DC, Marvel and more – is known for her depiction of female relationships. She will deliver the Women’s History Month keynote speech at UMW tomorrow night.

Marguerite Bennett promises to spill as much or as little as a University of Mary Washington crowd wants to hear tomorrow night.

The 2010 grad – UMW Women’s History Month keynote speaker – is brimming with girl-power stories in all shapes and sizes, in her career as a comic book writer and in her personal life.

“I love women, in their infinite forms, their infinite power,” said Bennett, whose New York Times-bestselling, GLAAD-nominated work has appeared in DC, Marvel, Aftershock, Dynamite, Archie and more. She’ll dish about her colorful – yet sometimes stormy – journey Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom.

Bennett ka-pow’ed and sha-bam’ed her way through a glass ceiling in her writing career, crashing into the notoriously male-dominated comic book industry while still in grad school. Now, with an earned reputation for her particularly genuine portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters, she’s encouraging others to harness their own victories. Read more.

(Please note: Marguerite Bennett spoke at UMW on Wednesday, March 9. This article ran prior to the event.)