About

 

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Contact me: laslugocki@gmail.com

Agent: Deirdre Mullane, Mullane Literary Associates

Award winning writer of nonfiction and memoir. I also curate and produce salons. More about that later.

I also write, edit, and create content for digital media companies/publications. 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. For Folks Magazine, I wrote about a lifetime of migraines. with a little Oliver Sacks for context. For Healthline I wrote about strength training for women. The Elements of Style is my Bible. Styles: MLA, APA, Chicago.

Here’s a link to my commercial portfolio.

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RECENT NEWS/EVENTS

As Project Editor for Angel’s Flight * literary west, I co-produced, with Michele Raphael (Founder), the first AFLW East Coast Salon at KGB on May 30th.Writers: Jennifer Baker, Alison Kinney, Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, Michael J Seidlinger, Tobias Carroll, and Marnie Goodfriend. Also in attendance, Rosanna Arquette and friends.

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My essay, “This Is How You Say Goodbye” was recently published by Longreads. I’ve 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, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Michele Raphael, Tiphanie Yanique and Christen Clifford.

PUBLICATIONS

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,  Full Grown People and others. How to Travel With Your Demons, a novella, Spuyten Duyvil Press (2015) was selected for the Dr. T.J. Eckleberg 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 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. have an MA from New York University/The Gallatin School in literary theory, and writing.

PERFORMANCE

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 director Erica Gould, and 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 company in New York City, and a burlesque performer in the early 20th century.

The Erotica Project , co author, Erin Cressida Wilson, 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, directed by John Gould RubinIt was also also performed in San Francisco, Seattle and London.

My other full length plays such as Rough/House, Epiphanies, Girl Trouble,  A Witch’s Triptych, Sweet Willy’s Red Eye Bar and Grill were produced/developed at Labyrinth Theater, Circle Rep, Playwright’s Horizons, Naked Angels, New York Theater Workshop, New Georges, One Dream Theater, 45th Street Playhouse, Rattlestick, Performance Space 122.  I was awarded two residencies to support this work: Millay Colony for the Arts, and The William Flanagan Center/The Edward Albee Foundation.

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EDUCATION

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.