The Bloom: Season Five, Reading Four
ABOUT LISA D GRAY, December Host and Series Curator
If Lisa D. Gray could be any literary figure, it’d Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God because she inhales life and is a perfect literary imagining. Lisa grew up in New Haven, CT and secretly adores 19th Century Brit literature. Right now she’s really into young adult fiction either by southern writers or that takes place in the south because her novel in progress, One Summer, follows a group of teenage girls in a small Georgia town during the civil rights movement, She earned her MFA in English & Creative Writing from Mills College and possesses a BA in English from Spelman College. She’s done workshops with the Voices of Our Nation’s Foundation and the Fine Arts Wrk Center, and last year lived in VT for a few weeks for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Links to her literary musings appear on her blog The Randomness of Me at http://www.randomnessofme.tumblr.com/. Her work will appear in Mission at 10th Literary Journal and the online edition of Generations this spring. Her short fiction, memoir, and poetry have also appeared in the Spelman Spotlight and Yahoo Voices.