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Dorothy Allison: The Dangerous Life - Being Mythic in America
Start Date: 3/29/2013Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 3/29/2013End Time: 6:30 PM

Event Description
Gender & Sexuality Studies, in collaboration with the Queer and Trans Conference, is thrilled to announce that Dorothy Allison will join us on March 29, 2013 and the topic of her talk will be "The Dangerous Life - Being Mythic in America."

Dorothy Allison is an award-winning author and longtime feminist and queer activist. Her short story collection, Trash (1988) won two Lambda Literary Awards and the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing. Allison received mainstream recognition with her novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, (1992) and was a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award. Her novel won the Ferro Grumley prize, an ALA Award for Lesbian and Gay Writing, became a best seller, and an award-winning movie. Cavedweller (1998) became a national bestseller, NY Times Notable book of the year, finalist for the Lillian Smith prize, and an ALA prize winner.

The expanded edition of Trash (2002) included her prize winning short story, "Compassion," selected for both Best American Short Stories 2003 and Best New Stories from the South 2003. Allison's newest novel, She Who, is forthcoming from Penguin Putnam.

The talk will be followed by a reception.  This event is free and open to the public.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building
Room: Lang Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Anna Everetts
Phone: (610) 328-7750
Email: aeveret1@swarthmore.edu
Dorothy Allison
Event Sponsors
Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Queer Trans Conference, Department of English, Sociology and Anthropology, Educational Studies, Black Studies, the Serendipity Fund, and the Provost's Office
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The Public

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