Alison Hart

Alison studied theater at Tisch School of The Arts, New York University (B.F.A.), and education at Saint Mary’s College (M.A.). She identifies herself as a mixed race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish and English woman of color. She is an author, musician, music educator and mother.

National Book Award winning author Isabel Allende introduced Alison and her debut novel Mostly White (Torrey House Press, 2018) at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA. Isabel Allende's response to Mostly White: "So compelling it gave me goosebumps from the very first lines."  Video here: Book Passage 

Hart read with other “East Bay literary luminaries” Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Vanessa Hua, Lucy Bledsoe and S. A. Lelchuck at the 2019 Lit by The Lake event sponsored by SF Lit Quake and the Oakland Public Library. 

Other venues include:

  • Vroman's Pasadena, CA

  • Los Angeles Public Library with MASC (Multiracial Americans of Southern California)

  • Book Passage in Corte Madera with Isabel Allende

  • Books Inc. in Palo Alto 

  • Books Inc in Alameda (Reader's Theater with Blackout Players)

  • East Bay Booksellers in Oakland 

  • Salt Lake City Public Library

  • Print Bookstore Portland, Maine

  • The First Annual Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in Los Angeles

  • The Oakland Beast Crawl 

  • The San Francisco Litquake, (2016). 

A Black Box Theater produced her play Mother Daughter Dance in San Francisco (1995). Publications include a poetry book Temp Words Cosmo Press, (2015) and other poems in Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, Scarlet Tanager Books (2015). In addition, her short stories are published in Writing For Our Lives, Running Deer Press (1993). Maggie Seritzer featured her short story New York Compromise, on KPFA radio (1993). Podcast interviews include:

Militantly Mixed https://militantlymixed.libsyn.com/mostly-white-a-novel-by-alison-hart and Multiracial Family Man with Alex Barnett.

Alison is an advocate of MISSSEY a non-profit organization dedicated to end the sexual exploitation of children. For more information go to 

www.misssey.org 

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