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an Exhibit from the Dorothy Allison Papers

August 19, 2011 – October 25, 2011
Location: Rare Book Room Hallway Cases
Sponsor(s): Bingham Center
Artist(s): 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.

This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.