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Dorothy Allison (StARS Symposium Keynote, ECCE)

Date Apr 11, 2014
Time 8:30 am  
Location Brooken's Auditorium
Cost 0.00, Free
Sponsor Sponsors include ECCE Speaker Series, Brookens Library, LGBTQA Resource Office.
Contact Michael Stephens
E-Mail lgbtq@uis.edu
Phone (217)206-8316
Event type Culture & Diversity
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Dorothy Allison received mainstream recognition with her novel Bastard Out of Carolina (1992), a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award. The novel won the Ferro Grumley prize, an ALA Award for Lesbian and Gay Writing, and also became a bestseller and award-winning movie. Her short story collection, Trash (1988), won two Lambda Literary Awards and the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing. Cavedweller (1998) became a national bestseller, NY Times Notable book of the year, finalist for the Lillian Smith prize, and an ALA prize winner. Adapted for the stage by Kate Moira Ryan, the play was directed by Michael Greif, and featured music by Hedwig composer, Steven Trask. She will read from her fiction and then take questions from the audience. Sponsors include ECCE Speaker Series, Brookens Library, LGBTQA Resource Office.