Join the Department of English and the Organization of Graduate Student Writers through ASCSU for the Creative Writing Program Fall 2012 Reading Series at Colorado State University. The series features special guests and faculty reading from a variety of styles and genres including fiction, poetry, and essays.
This session features the poetry and fiction work of Dorothy Allison, who describes herself as a a feminist, a working class story teller, a Southern expatriate, a sometime poet and a happily born-again Californian. An award winning editor for Quest, Conditions, and Outlook—early feminist and Lesbian & Gay journals, Allison’s chapbook of poetry, “The Women Who Hate Me,” was published with Long Haul Press in 1983. Her short story collection, “Trash” (1988) was published by Firebrand Books. “Trash” won two Lambda Literary Awards and the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing. Additionally, her novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, (1992) won the Ferro Grumley prize, an ALA Award for Lesbian and Gay Writing, became a best seller, and an award-winning movie and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.