Alice Lichtenstein graduated from Brown University and received her MFA from Boston University. She has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Her first novel, The Genius of the World (Zoland Books, 2000), received favorable reviews, most notably in The New York Times Book Review and on National Public Radio. Her second novel, Lost (Scribner, 2010) was touted as a "Great Read" (People Magazine) and “a novel that delivers much reading pleasure" (Alan Cheuse reviewing for "All Things Considered"). In 2011, Lost was a long-list Finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Alice’s third novel, The Crime of Being, is forthcoming from Upper Hand Press, November 2019. In addition to the above, Lichtenstein’s short stories have appeared in several literary journals. Most recently, the Pushcart Prize-nominated “Revision,” (Narrative Magazine, Fall 2018); Dead Friends ( Post Road, Winter, 2010) and White Ladies (Short Story, Spring, 2010). Alice lives in Oneonta, New York, where she teaches fiction-writing at Hartwick College, and in Surry, Maine. Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.