Gallatin's Alumni Relations Office and the Gallatin Writing Program invite you to the second Alumni Authors Read, featuring Allison Flom (BA ’16), Carol LaHines (BA ’89), and Lisa Locascio (BA ’07), reading from their recently published books, followed by a Q&A and a reception.
Allison Flom (BA ’16) is a proud Gallatin alumna, investigating the role of storytelling in social change. Her plays, television and film scripts explore themes of justice and identity, with women in focus. Her web series, Freelance, premiered in February 2019. She is a feminist, a bagel enthusiast, and a born-and-raised New Yorker.
Carol LaHines (BA ’89)’s novel, Someday Everything Will All Make Sense was published by Adelaide Books in February 2019 and was a finalist for the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel. Her fiction has appeared in literary journals including Fence, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Denver Quarterly, Cimarron Review, The Literary Review, North Dakota Quarterly, South Dakota Review, The South Carolina Review, Sycamore Review, Permafrost, redivider, Literary Orphans, and Literal Latte. Her short story, “Papijack,” was selected by Patrick Ryan as the recipient of the Lamar York Prize for Fiction. Her short stories and novellas have been finalists for the Mary McCarthy prize, the David Nathan Meyerson fiction prize, the New Letters short story award, and the Disquiet Literary Prize, among others.
Lisa Locascio (BA ’07)'s novel, Open Me (Grove Atlantic, 2018) was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, one of O Magazine’s “Ten Titles To Pick Up Now,” and was named one of the most anticipated novels of August 2018 by magazines including Elle, The Village Voice, Bustle, and Refinery29. Locascio’s work has appeared in The Believer, Tin House, n+1, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Bookforum, and many other magazines. Her essay “Byzantium” was selected for inclusion in Best American Experimental Writing 2020, which was guest edited by Joelle McSweeney and Carmen Maria Machado. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Southern California, an MFA in Fiction from NYU, and a BA in Individualized Study from Gallatin. Locascio is the editor of the anthology Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California and is Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference.
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