I write literary nonfiction, fiction and books.
I also write, edit, and create content for websites, magazines, marketing companies, and start-ups. My wheelhouse is pop culture, feminism, health, business, and tech. One of my favorite projects is a reported piece for The Daily Beast, in collaboration with National Geographic. I got to interview direct descendants from The Mayflower, and write an essay about our complex origin story.
I love designing websites in tandem with social media initiatives. It’s a holistic approach. Some of my clients include well known artists, restaurants, performance spaces and entrepreneurs. I also created a food blog for a chef.
Here’s a link to my portfolio.
I’ve has been nominated twice for Best of the Web 2014 and 2016, a Pushcart Prize, winner of the Gigantic Sequins prize for fiction, and a finalist for the Glass Women Award. I also produced a reading series: BEDLAM: New Work by Women Writers at the infamous KGB/The Red Room in New York City with some insanely talented women; including Allison Wright, Anna March, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Michele Raphael, Tiphanie Yanique and Christen Clifford.
Fiction and nonfiction published in Bloom/The Millions, Salon, Beatrice, THE FEM Literary Magazine, HerKind/Vida, Deep Water Literary Journal, The Nervous Breakdown, The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, Blue Fifth Review, Non Binary Review, The Manifest-Station, The Atticus Review, Angels Flight * literary west, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, BUST Magazine, Entropy, The Daily Beast, etc., and forthcoming in Full Grown People. How to Travel With Your Demons, a novella, Spuyten Duyvil Press (2015) was chosen for the Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Book Club.
My other books are The Blue Hours, and The Erotica Project, co-author, Erin Cressida Wilson. Anthologies include Wreckage of Reason 2: Back to the Drawing Board, Dirty Girls, The Big Book of Orgasms, A Shadow Map, Gigantic Sequins, and forthcoming; CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos and Sourcebook for Creative Writing. My work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Art in America, The New Yorker, The Daily News, The New York Post, Time Out, The Guardian, and The Daily Telegraph. I have an MA from New York University/The Gallatin School in literary theory, and writing.
I produced and wrote award winning programming for radio; WBAI (New York City) including a monthly arts magazine,”Mad Women for Modern Times,” featuring performers like Deborah Margolin and Marlene Forte. For National Public Radio (Washington, D.C.), I co-wrote and produced, with a grant from the University of Michigan, 6 episodes of “Lost Voices,” a series that resurrected stories lost to the dominant narrative; including the witch hunts of the 16th century, the first black theater in New York City, and a burlesque performer in the early 20th century.
The Erotica Project was originally produced on WBAI, as part of my arts programming. It moved to HERE Performance Art Space, and landed at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. It was also also performed in San Francisco, Seattle and London. My other full length plays were produced/developed at LAByrinth Theater, Circle Rep, Playwright’s Horizons, Naked Angels, New Georges and others.
New York University, The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, 2008. M.A. GPA 4.0 The Gallatin School is a small innovative college within NYU. Thesis Project: “An Examination of Archetypes in The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter.” Advisor: Sharon Friedman, Ph.D.; Literary Interpretation and Feminist Studies. Concentration: Writing, Literary Theory.
Harvard University, Graduate Playwriting Workshop, 1989.
Contact: DM me @laslugocki