Language, Power, Stories, Words

an Exhibit from the Dorothy Allison Papers


August 19, 2011October 25, 2011

Location: Rare Book Room Hallway Cases

Sponsor: Bingham Center

Artist: Dorothy Allison

This exhibit includes selections from Allison's writings, activism, and personal life. Dorothy Allison crosses boundaries and defies definitions: a quintessential South Carolinian who has lived in northern California for decades; a lesbian feminist who has broken onto bestseller lists and won mainstream critical acclaim; a writer known for her fiction who has also published poetry and essays and performed a one-woman show; a seemingly fearless activist and advocate for the LGBTQ community who has written compellingly of the fear that lives in all of us.