Alisa Gaston

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Colorado US

Author's Bio

Alisa A. Gaston holds a master's degree in Liberal Studies with Advanced Studies in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Her short stories and essays have appeared in FugueHotel Amerika, Brain Child, The Sun, The Montreal Review, and elsewhere. She spent several years writing for the U.S. Antarctic Program, has taught creative writing to youth at Denver’s Lighthouse Writers, and has volunteered as a creative writing workshop facilitator for the Boys and Girls Club, and Urban Peak Teen Shelter. She lives in the foothills of Colorado with her husband, daughter, Vizsla, and Ukrainian (formerly Russian) Blue cat.

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Publications & Prizes

Rescued Volume 2: The Healing Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes (FitCat Publishing, 2017)
Untold Stories - Life, Love, and Reproduction (CreateSpace, 2014)
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Tishman Review
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First Place - Telluride Indiefest Screenwriting Competition
The Blissfulness and Shaking

Finalist - Stories on Stage: To the Lighthouse Competition
"Push My Pretty Waters"

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Last update: May 20, 2022