About Alan

Sixteen years ago, my wife Susan and I moved to Fairhope, Alabama from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where I was born and raised. I earned an AA in 1990 from Cape Cod Community College and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Alabama, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Spalding University in 2012. In 2017, I graduated from the Online Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) Program at the University of Alabama.

I’m an author, a part-time librarian at Coastal Alabama Community College’s Fairhope campus, a writer for Fairhope Living magazine, and a local history walking tour guide. My local history book, Clay City Tile: Frank Brown and the Company that Built Fairhope, was published in 2020. Stump the Librarian: A Writer’s Book of Legs, a memoir and history of leg amputees, was published in 2018.

My essays have appeared in Libraries: Culture, History, and SocietyDisability Studies Quarterly, Obsession: An online Literary Journal, Birmingham Arts Journal, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Poems were published in Kaleidoscope Magazine and Oracle Fine Arts Review, the University of South Alabama’s literary magazine.

To view my MLIS portfolio click here.


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