Blum, Louise A(gnes)

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BLUM, Louise A(gnes).

BLUM, Louise A(gnes). American, b. 1960. Genres: Gay and lesbian issues, Novels. Career: Worked as an inmate advocate in Georgia and as a community organizer in low-income neighborhoods in Columbus, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, and Atlanta, GA, 1982-85; University of Iowa, Iowa City, teaching assistant and instructor in creative writing, 1987-88; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, assistant professor of creative writing, 1988-89; Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA, associate professor of English, 1989-. Has worked as an assistant to the producer of radio documentary on storytelling; is active in community workshops on creative writing and on gay and lesbian issues. Publications: Good Girls, 1993; Amnesty (novel), 1995; You're Not from around Here, Are You?, A Lesbian in Smalltown America (memoir), 2001. Contributor of short stories to journals and anthologies. Contributor of poems to journals. Address: Mansfield University, Department of English, Mansfield, PA 16933, U.S.A.