As part of our 35th Anniversary Reading Series, The Writer's Center hosts longtime instructor Robert Bausch and former student Allison Leotta, in a special reading this Friday September 30 at 7:30 pm.
Robert Bausch holds a B.A., an M.A., and an M.F.A. from George Mason University. Since 1975, Bausch has been a college professor, teaching creative writing, American literature, world literature, humanities, philosophy, and expository writing. He has taught at the University of Virginia, American University, George Mason University, The Johns Hopkins University, and The Writer’s Center. For the balance of his career he has been teaching at Northern Virginia Community College. He has also been a director on the board of the Pen Faulkner Foundation. In 2009 he was awarded the John Dos Passos Prize in Literature.
— Adapted from James Gilford for robertbausch.org
Allison Leotta served as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. for 12 years. Her first novel, Law of Attraction, was named one of the best books of the year by Suspense Magazine, and The City Paper called Allison "one of the most notable new faces to debut in 2010." Law of Attraction is being translated into Turkish and German. Leotta also blogs about what TV crime shows get right and wrong, from her perspective as a real-life sex-crimes prosecutor. The ABA named her blog, the Prime-Time Crime Review, one of the best blogs of 2010.