Alix Ohlin reading "Vigo Park" from "Signs & Wonders" at the Arizona State University "Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference."

Alix Ohlin is the author of The Missing Person, a novel, and Babylon and Other Stories. Her work has appeared in Best New American Voices, Best American Short Stories, and on NPR's "Selected Shorts" Program. Her new novel is forthcoming from Knopf in 2012. Born in Montreal, she graduated from Harvard University, and studied at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. She has received awards and fellowships from The Atlantic Monthly, the MacDowell Colony, and The Kenyon Review's Writers Workshop. She lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, and teaches at Lafayette College.

The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference brings writers of all levels together for four exhilarating days in sunny Arizona. Participants get the chance to hone their craft in the classroom with distinguished writers, sharing dialogue during classes, readings, and other events. By keeping the number of participants small, we are able to offer an experience that is both intimate and affordable, all while maintaining our commitment to be the premier writers conference in the West.

2012 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Feb. 23-26 • ASU Tempe campus

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