As part of The Telling Room’s Super Famous Writers Series, Alysia Abbott, author of Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father will read from her work and participate in a panel with representatives from The Frannie Peabody Center, a Maine-based nonprofit dedicated to providing comprensive assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Fairyland is a beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with and openly gay father. This event is free and open to the public.
Alysia Abbott was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury, the only daughter of gay poet and critic, Steve Abbott. After receiving her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from New School University, she worked at the New York Public Library and WNYC Radio. In 2013, she published her first book, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, which was named a New York Times “Editors’ Choice,” an O, The Oprah Magazine “Book of the Week,” and one of The New Yorker’s “Books To Watch Out For: June.” Her work has appeared in Vogue, Slate, Salon, TheAtlantic.com, Real Simple, Psychology Today, and various anthologies.