About Lizzy

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Lizzy Acker is a reporter for The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon where she also writes an advice column called “Why Tho?” Previously she was Web Editor at Willamette Week.

Her work has been published in The RumpusNano Fiction, We Who Are About To Die, sPARKLE & bLINK, PolicyMic and elsewhere. She was a blogger for KQED Arts and the co-creator and former co-editor and writer for KQED Pop and was a co-creator and writer for The Tusk.

She was the co-creator/curator, with Amira Pierce, of the popular San Francisco reading series Funny/Sexy/Sad and she has read with Bang Out, RADAR, Quiet Lightening and others.  Her first book, Monster Party, was released in December of 2010 by Small Desk Press. Her zine, Half-Life, was published by The Gorilla Press in 2014.

She was born in Oregon, lived in San Francisco for almost 8 years and then moved back to Oregon, just like everyone always knew she would.

Send questions, concerns, comments, advice and credit card numbers to lizzy.f.acker@gmail.com.

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