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Save the Date, September 8th, 2017!
Alexis will read from her book Not A Place On Any Map and will speak on a new author panel at Hippocampus Magazine’s annual Hippocamp Conference. http://www.hippocamp2017.hippocampusmagazine.com/speakers/alexis-paige/

On old manuscripts, thoughts shared on Bill Wolfe’s wonderful blog, Read Her Like An Open Book
https://readherlikeanopenbook.com/tag/not-a-place-on-any-map/

Pushcart Prize Nomination
December 2016
An essay featured in Alexis’s new book was just nominated for a Pushcart Prize by New Madrid Journal! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1364900973542309&id=224959434203141

Book Available for Pre-order!
November 2016
Not A Place on Any Map, a collection of vignettes on the emotional terrain of rape, trauma, and addiction, is now available for pre-order through all major booksellers. Publication Date, December 5th. http://www.vineleavespress.com/not-a-place-on-any-map-by-alexis-paige.html

Book Cover Reveal Day!
September 2016
Alexis Paige’s first book, Not a Place on Any Map, will be published by Vine Leaves Press in early December and available for pre-order in November; the cover and synopsis are available here: http://www.vineleavespress.com/not-a-place-on-any-map-by-alexis-paige.html

September 2016
Alexis’s essay, “The Right to Remain,” published by The Rumpus in 2015, nominated by The Rumpus for a Pushcart Prize, and featured by Longform, has just been selected as a Notable in the 2016 Best American Essays anthology. http://therumpus.net/2016/09/the-rumpus-has-the-best-american-essays-and-also-goodbye/

July 2016
Alexis reviews Peter Selgin’s idiosynchratic, fascinating memoir, The Inventors, on Brevity: https://brevity.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/a-review-of-peter-selgins-the-inventors/

June 2016
An Open Letter to White Allies in Literature and Publishing, adapted from Alexis’s talk on allyship at AWP ’16 in Los Angeles.  http://jadedibispress.com/2016/06/09/an-open-letter-to-white-allies-in-the-literary-community/

June 2016
“No Lobsters, No Lighthouses,” a conversation about writing about place, authenticity, and the vignette or flash nonfiction form, with Alexis and Maine author Penny Guisinger on Brevity:  https://brevity.wordpress.com/2016/06/06/no-lobsters-no-lighthouses/

May 2016
Alexis is the winner of the international Vine Leaves Press Vignette Collection Award for her book of short lyric essays, Not a Place on Any Map, which will be published by Vine Leaves Press in December. http://www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/news

March 2016
Some playful musing on dogs: http://loripelikanstrobel.com/what-would-your-dogs-be-reading-on-a-sunday-morning-waggleview-with-writer-editor-and-teacher-alexis-paige/

March 2016
Alexis is a semi-finalist in the annual Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award: http://www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/news/congratulations-to-the-quarter-finalists-of-the-2016-vine-leaves-vignette-collection-award

December 2015
Alexis’s essay, “The Right to Remain,” published in The Rumpus in March, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Sunday Rumpus.

December 2015
Alexis’s essay, “Entropy as Islands as Stars,” will appear in the Winter 2016 issue of the New Madrid Journal.

November 2015
Alexis will join the online writing faculty of Bay Path University, beginning January of 2016.

November 2015
Alexis will present
with 400 other nonficiton writers at the NonfictionNow Conference. Her panel, First Person Dangerous, featured fellow essayists William Bradley, Penny Guisinger, and Anne Panning. http://www.nonfictionow.org/#!schedule/c278

October 2015
Alexis will be the visting writer-in-residence at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts this October! Events include readings from her memoir-in-progress, talks on confronting the fear of exposure in personal narrative, classroom visits, and a workshop on creative nonfiction craft for Bay Path’s Writers’ Day.
http://www.baypath.edu/news-and-events/events/2015/october/kaleidoscope-alexis-paigehttp://www.baypath.edu/news-and-events/writers-day

Fall 2015
Alexis’s essay, “Drunkalogue Diptych,” appears in the Fall issue of The Pinch.

September 2015
Continuing the Dumped: Women Unfriending Women book tour, Alexis will be at the Art On Main Street event in Randolph, Vermont, on Sunday, September 27th, at 10:30 a.m. Join the discussion at the 3-Bean Cafe, on 22 Pleasant Street in Randolph for brunch, art, and books with Nina Gaby.

A double feature: as part of the Burlington Literary Festival, Alexis will be reading from Dumped, at Barnes & Noble on 102 Dorset St., in South Burlington, VT, at 3 p.m.

 July 2015
Alexis and other  contributors from Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women will be reading Saturday from 7-8 PM, at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern in downtown Brunswick, Maine

May 2015
Alexis has a new essay up in the inaugural issue of The New Mexico Review: http://nmreview.nmhu.edu/not-a-place-on-any-map/

April 2015
Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies covered the “Revising the Essay” panel Alexis participated in with Penny Guisinger, Sven Birkerts, and Sarah Einstein. https://assayjournal.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/awp2015-revising-the-personal-essay/

March 2015
Longform
featured Alexis’s essay, “The Right to Remain,” which was published in The Rumpus’s Sunday essay series. http://longform.org/posts/the-right-to-remain

March 2015
An excerpt of Alexis’s memoir-in-progress, The Right to Remain, was published in The Rumpus‘s Sunday Essay Series: http://therumpus.net/2015/03/the-sunday-rumpus-essay-the-right-to-remain/

January 2015
Alexis has a piece up on the new issue of rawboned: The Marrow of the Story
http://rawboned.org/about/current-issue/an-alternative-or-supplemental-history/
You can also listen to a recording of it by the author here:

 

12/31/14
Alexis’s writing resolutions, on Brevity https://brevity.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/resolutions-2014/

December 2014
Alexis’s essay, “Bridezilla,” appears in the forthcoming anthology, Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women, which you can pre-order here:
 http://www.amazon.com/Dumped-Stories-Women-Unfriending/dp/1631529544

December 2014
Alexis will be at AWP: 2015 in Minneapolis. You can find her in the panel, Revising the Personal Essay, with Sven Birkerts, Sarah Einstein, and Penny Guisinger.

September 2014
Alexis is now an assistant editor at Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction!

September 2014
Alexis’s MFA graduation speech ran in Passages North’s Writers on Writing.

August 2014
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There’s a new puppy in the house! Meet Georgie Porgie Puddin’ Pie. Nom. Nom. Nom.

July 2014
Alexis completed an MFA in nonfiction from Stonecoast’s Creative Writing Program.

June 2014
Alexis’s essay, “Bridezilla,” will appear in Nina Gaby’s forthcoming nonfiction anthology, Dumped: Women Unfriending Women, which will be published by She Writes Press in time for AWP 2015.

June 2014
Alexis won the 36th New Millennium Writings Nonfiction Award in 2014 for her essay, “The Geography of Consolation,” which first appeared in the April, 2012 issue of the online journal Ragazine.cc. The print version of the NMW journal is forthcoming, and her winning essay can be found online here.

Alexis will complete an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Stonecoast Creative Writing program this summer; she’s been selected by Stonecoast faculty to deliver the nonfiction genre’s graduation speech.

March 2014
Alexis will visit Saint Lawrence University as a guest writer for two days in early April.http://www.stlawu.edu/news/laurentian-magazine-hosts-writer-alexis-paige