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 three published novels: Through Glass, The Lattice
and Umbrella of Glass
. A three-time Pushcart nominee, Henry is also author of the scholarly study, The Quest for Anonymity: The Novels of George Eliot
(University of Delaware Press). Recent work has appeared in Harrington Gay Men's Quarterly Fiction, Herstory, HIMS
and in Reading Brokeback Mountain
. Over the past thirty years, Henry's stories have appeared in such journals as Seattle Review, Cimarron Review, Clackamas Literary Review,
and The Virginia Quarterly Review
. He has recently published a novel on the Measure Nine crisis in Oregon, Precincts of Light
, and is working on a collection of short fiction, as well as an extensive novel, At Large
, set in 1968 and 2001, on both the East and West coasts.
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