Writers Series presents Kelly Grey Carlisle
Kelly Grey Carlisle’s memoir, We Are All Shipwrecks, is forthcoming in 2017. Set in Los Angeles, it tells the story of her mother’s murder, possibly at the hands of the Hillside Stranglers, and Carlisle’s own eccentric childhood living on a boat with her grandfather, a larger-than-life Englishman and purveyor of pornography. Her personal essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Salon.com, The Rumpus, New England Review, The Sun, and The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. Her essays have been cited as notable essays in Best American Essays and she was a finalist for the New England Review’s Award for Emerging Writers. She lives with her family in San Antonio, where she teaches at Trinity University and edits 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction.