artists participating


I n t e r a k t i o n s - L a b o r



Laurie Stone


(New yYork City, USA)



Laurie Stone is author of the novel Starting with Serge (Doubleday, 1990), the memoir collection Close to the Bone (Grove, 1997), and Laughing in the Dark (Ecco, 1997), a collection of her writing on comic performance.

A longtime writer for the Village Voice (24 years), she has been theater critic for The Nation, critic-at-large on National Public Radio's Fresh Air, a member of The Bat Theater Company, and a regular writer for Ms., New York Woman, and Viva . She has received grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Kittredge Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony, Poets & Writers, and in 1996 she won the Nona Balakian prize in excellence in criticism from the National Book Critics Circle. She has published numerous memoir essays in such publications as Ms., TriQuarterly, Threepenny Review, and Creative Nonfiction. Her current short fiction appears in the anthologies Full Frontal Fiction (Crown, 2000) and Money, Honey (Deutscher Tashenbuch Verlag, 2000), and her reviews can be seen in the L.A. Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and Newsday . She has given readings in dozens of venues, including The 92nd Street Y, Dixon Place, The Poetry Project, Barnes & Noble, KGB, The National Arts Club, and The New School.

She has served as Writer-in Residence at Pratt Institute and at Old Dominion University and as Journalist-in-Residence at Thurber House. She has been a member of the faculty of Antioch University's Masters in Creative Writing Program, taught in the Graduate Theater Department of Sarah Lawrence, been a member of the faculty at Ohio State University, Fordham University, Southern Maine's Stonecoast Writers' Conference, and taught at the Paris Writers Workshop. She has had short residencies and given workshops at many other universities, including Cal Arts, Trinity College, The University of North Texas, ArtCenter in Pasadena, Mills College, Indiana University, University of Connecticut, Yale University, and School of the Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1993 and 2001 she received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the category of Nonfiction Literature. She serves on the Board of the National Book Critics Circle. She is a core faculty member of Fairleigh Dickinson University's MFA in creative writing. This year she served on the faculty of the Graduate Theater Department of Sarah Lawrence and this summer will teach at the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia.