Welcome to Alison’s page. Check out this sunrise, then see the latest updates below!

(Normally I’ve got a pic of Marcel Proust’s room here, because this website is a cork-lined writing refuge. But now I’m going for sunrises and fresh starts. Joshua Tree, Jan. 2018, a succulent-lined writing refuge)

Latest News:

  • My next Getting Started course at Catapult will be Tuesdays, June 5-19.
  • Longreads has published my latest essay, “The Man in the Mirror.” Check out Jennifer Berney’s discussion of it over at Brevity!
  • I had a great year with Lapham’s Quarterly: they published “How Deep Is Your Love?” in the Fall 2017 Music Issue. “History in Wax” was a Notable in The Best American Essays 2017.

Thanks for visiting!