Author and performer Jillian Lauren
grew up in suburban New Jersey and fled across the water to New York City. She attended New York University for three minutes but promptly dropped out to work with Richard Foreman's Ontological Hysteric Theater and with The Wooster Group, among others. Her memoir, SOME GIRLS,
will be published by Plume/Penguin on April 27, 2010.
Jillian has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in Vanity Fair
, Flaunt Magazine
, Pindeldyboz Magazine
, Opium Magazine
, The Chiron Review
, Pale House: A Collective
and in the anthology My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories
She has read at spoken word events in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, including Tongue and Groove, Talk, Talk, Talk and Words like Sugar. She has recently worked with directors as diverse as Steve Balderson, Lynne Breedlove and Margaret Cho.
She is married to musician Scott Shriner. They live in Los Angeles with their son.
Henry Alley is a Professor Emeritus of Literature in the Honors College at the University of Oregon. He has four novels, Through Glass (Iris Press, 1979), The Lattice (Ariadne Press, 1986), Umbrella of Glass (Breitenbush Books, 1988), and Precincts of Light (Inkwater Press, 2010), which is about the Measure Nine crisis here in Oregon. His Leonardo and I was winner of the Gertrude Press 2006 Fiction Chapbook Award. His stories have been published over the past forty years in such journals as Seattle Review, Outerbridge, Virginia Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Gertrude, Harrington Gay Men’s Quarterly Fiction, and Off the Rocks 15. He has finished a new novel, People Who Work, about a woman living in Seattle in the late 1960s who finds a new vocation and freedom from her alcoholic home.
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