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Otterbein University to Host Author Dorothy Allison

March 8, 2012

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University will host author Dorothy Allison on March 26-27. Her visit will include Inside the Writer’s Studio at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the Otterbein Chapel, 88 Cochran Alley, and a literary reading, reception and book signing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. Both events are free and open to the public.

A native of Greenville, SC, Allison has been called “one of the finest writers of her generation” by the Boston Globe and “simply stunning” by the New York Times Book Review. She was a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award and received the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction and the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing. She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and a past member of the boards of both PEN International and Feminists for Academic Freedom. She has taught at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Her publications include a collection of short stories called Trash; two novels, Bastard Out of Carolina and Cavedweller; and two works of nonfiction, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure and Skin — Talking about Sex, Class, & Literature. Learn more about Allison at www.dorothyallison.net.

Allison’s visit is sponsored by Otterbein University’s Department of English, Artist Series and Humanities Advisory Committee. To learn more about English at Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu/english.