In this special event co-sponsored by The Rumpus, Alice Bolin will read from Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession. Kirkus calls Dead Girls "An illuminating study on the role women play in the media and in their own lives" and Esquire named it one of the best nonfiction books of 2018 so far. “A smart, incisive book about true crime and crime fiction tropes, loneliness, Los Angeles, and literature. I will be thinking about this collection for a long while.” —Sarah Weinman
Alice Bolin's nonfiction has appeared in publications including ELLE, the Awl, the LA Review of Books, Salon, VICE's Broadly, The Paris Review Daily, and The New Yorker's Page-Turner blog. She currently teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Memphis.