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Alison HicksAlison Hicks is the author of poetry collections Kiss (PS Books, 2011), and Falling Dreams (Finishing Line Press, 2006), a novella, Love: A Story of Images, (AWA Press, 2004, and an anthology, Prompted (PS Books, 2010). Her poem “house in mind” was winner of Philadelphia City Paper 2011 poetry contest, and a second poem, “canoeing at night,” was selected as runner-up. She has twice received Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships, in creative non-fiction in 2003 and in fiction in 2007. Her fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Apiary, The Alembic, The Broadkill Review, The Hollins Critic, The Louisville Review, The Musehouse Journal, Permafrost, Wild Violet, Words and Images, Blood Lotus, Melusine, Grey Sparrow, the G.W. Review, Whiskey Island, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Mad Poets Review, Women. Period., Pearl, Amoskeag, Eclipse, The Ledge, Pinyon, HeartLodge, Peregrine, Philadelphia Poets, Literary Mama, The Wooster Review, The Progressive, Four Corners, Xanadu, The Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin, Gargoyle, Gulf Stream, Milk Money, Fifth Wednesday Journal, California Quarterly (CQ), The Hollins Critic, Rough Copy, Softblow, Forge, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Folly, RiverSedge and Quiddity. The story “The Reservoir” was performed for the 2002-2003 season of the Writing Aloud series hosted by the InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia and the poem “Twenty-Six Years” was included in the 2005 Poetry is Alive! Performance by the Ritz Theatre Company of Oaklyn, New Jersey.

Ms. Hicks has studied writing with Leonard Gontarek, Andrew Fetler, Pat Schneider, C.E. Poverman, Steve Orlen, Mary Carter and Robert Houston. She is 1982 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction in 1987 from the University of Arizona, where she held a University Fellowship, the Anonymous Scholarship, and was a second-place winner of the Downs Award for Fiction, and a Writers at Work competition winner and judge. In 1986, she was a Working Scholar at Breadloaf Writers' Conference.

She was a Co-Editor of Sonora Review from 1987-88, after serving on their editorial staff and on those of The Massachusetts Review and The Progressive magazine. She has taught writing at the University of Arizona, the Authors' Resource Center in Tucson, Arizona, and Germantown Friends' School. She has also served in higher education as an admissions officer at Colgate University in New York State and at Bryn Mawr College, and as a grant writer and development consultant for Pennsylvania non-profit educational and cultural organizations.

In 1996 she trained with founder Pat Schneider in the Amherst Writers & Artists™ method, and founded Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio to offer creative writing workshops supporting writers in the development of their individual voices and in the practice of their craft. She is currently at work on collections of poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction, and a novel.

 

Falling Dreams

Cover image by Christopher Welch:
www.welchworks.com


Selected by Finishing Line Press for their New Women’s Voices series

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Love: A Story of Images, by Alison Hicks

Prompted
Stories, Poems and Essays from the Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio

Edited by Alison Hicks, Elizabeth Mosier, and Therese Halscheid
Cover Image: “Sonnet #3” by Anne Buckwalter
PS Books
$13.95

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Love: A Story of Images, by Alison Hicks

Cover photographs by Charles Greifenstein
Designed by Barbara Werden


Amherst Writers & Artists Press
ISBN 0-941895-27-0
$15.00

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Love: A Story of Images, by Alison Hicks

KISS
Poems by
Alison Hicks

Cover Image: “Eruptions #5, Composition  312” by Paul Scott Malone


PS Books
ISBN 978-1-257-99404-5
$10.00

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Readings

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 4:30-5:45 pm
A Solstice Celebration:
Yin Yoga with Poems by Alison Hicks
Katrin Elia Yoga
158 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660 6126
$30 Pre-registration required
See www.katrineliayoga.com/workshops for further details.
Email katrin@katrineliayoga.com to register.
Join us afterwards for Chakra Cleansing and dinner across the street at Saffron restaurant
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