Her writing has been published in places such as The New York Times, Catapult, and Epiphany. She won the inaugural Breakout 8 Writers Prize, chosen by Alexander Chee, Hannah Tinti, and Tracey O’Neill on behalf of Epiphany magazine and the Author’s Guild. Her memoir, Being Lolita, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in 2020.
A graduate of New York University, she is a Professor of Creative Writing for undergraduates at her alma mater. She also teaches advanced Creative Nonfiction workshops with Sackett Street Writers in Brooklyn. Alisson is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the NYC literary reading series and online prose journal, Pigeon Pages.
Alisson has mentored young writers, facilitated leadership programs for teen girls, and directed poetry workshops for the NYC YWCA, AmeriCorps, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She’s edited award-winning literary magazines, including Washington Square Review and Dovetail.
She can be reached via email at alissonwoodwrites[at]gmail.com or through her agent, Rachel Vogel, at Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner.
Photo by Kevin Kelley.