LRCW Lead Faculty Alison C Rollins to give a public reading and a generative workshop

March 07, 2022

On Thursday, March 17, 2:30 to 4:30 PST, Low Residency Creative Writing Lead Faculty Alison C Rollins will be giving a reading and a generative workshop in collaboration with the Critical Studies Creative Nonfiction course. Rollins will also discuss her acclaimed essay, "Dispatch from Racial Mountain," which won the 2021 Gulf Coast Journal Prize in Nonfiction.

The event is made possible by a generous grant from the Pacific Power Foundation.

To attend, please RSVP by emailing PNCA faculty Jay Ponteri at 

Here is a link to Alison C Rollins' and Brandon Shimoda's INCREDIBLE conversation from this pastJanuary residency. 

Brandon Shimoda/Alison C Rollins Conversation

Alison C. Rollins was named a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow in 2019. Her work, across genres, has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry ReviewBlack Warrior ReviewGulf CoastIowa ReviewThe New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem and Callaloo fellow, she was a 2016 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. In 2018, she was a recipient of the Rona Jaffe Writers' Award and in 2020, the winner of a Pushcart Prize. Her debut poetry collection, Library of Small Catastrophes (Copper Canyon Press, 2019) was a 2020 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award nominee. Rollins is currently an MFA candidate at Brown University.