Alison Kinney

Alison Kinney

Author | Hood

Alison Kinney is the author of a book of cultural history, HOOD (2016), published by Bloomsbury’s “Object Lessons” series. She teaches nonfiction writing at the New School and online at Catapult. Her writing on culture, history, music, and social justice includes a column at the Paris Review Daily and essays and articles online and/or in print at the New Yorker, Lapham’s Quarterly, Longreads, the Guardian, the New York Times, Harper’s, the Atlantic, L.A. Review of Books, the Believer, New Republic, Hyperallergic, VAN Magazine, LitHub, the Establishment, and other publications.

Getting Started, When You Just . . . Can’t . . . Even

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We write nonfiction to change ourselves and the world; we write to witness, transform, and survive, to reinvent ourselves and challenge those who would silence us. Our panel explores the craft of our hardest stories: writing past blocks, prohibitions, and inhibitions; refining trauma through formal choices; facing audiences and our own vulnerability. Panelists: Jennifer Baker, Editor, Everyday […]