Jon Alston

Fiction Writer

Rexburg, ID 83440

Author's Bio

Life is complicated, at best. It's why we do anything in the arts. I write because I don't understand the world in the least, and through words I try to explore what it means to live.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Pieces (Copilot Press, 2014)
Journals: , ,
convergence journal
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The Binnacle
Prizes won: 

Honorable Mention, Tenth Annual International Ultra-Short Competition sponsored by The Binnacle at The University of Maine at Machias, 2013

Designer, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission public arts grant, June 2013

Photographer, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission public arts grant, February 2012

1st place (Poetry), Bazzanella Literary Award, 2012

1st place (Poetry), Bazzanella Literary Award, 2011

1st place (Fiction), Bazzanella Literary Award, 2009

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The House of the Wolfings by William Morris, The Merry Muses of Caledonia by Robert Burns, Don Quixote by Cervantes

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Christian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Sacramento
Raised in: 
Loomis, CA
California
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Last update: Aug 07, 2015