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Alice Brewen Acheson

Alice Brewen Acheson, American publicist. Recipient Partner-in-Education award New York City Board Education, 1977, 78, award for outside services advertising, promotion, publicity Literary Market Place, 1993. Member Publications Publicity Association (program committee 1979-1983), Northern California Book Publicists Association (board directors 1989-1992), Publications Marketing Association (board directors 1991-1992).

Background

  • Acheson, Alice Brewen was born on July 26, 1936 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Stewart F. and Anna Michael Jackson (Mohr) Brewen.

  • Education

    • AB, Bucknell University, 1958. Master of Arts, City University of New York, 1963.

    Career

    • Teacher English and Spanish, Mount Vernon (New York ) High School, 1958-1969. Executive secretary, then executive assistant Media Medica, Incorporated, New York York City, 1969-1971, with McGraw Hill Book Company, 1971-1978, associate editor, 1971-1976, publicity associate, 1977-1978. Associate publicity director Simon & Schuster, New York City, 1979-1980, Crown Publications, Incorporated, New York York City, 1980-1981.

      Independent publicist, prin Alice B. Acheson, 1981-1988, San Francisco, 1988-1996, Friday Harbor, since 1996. Member faculty Willamette Writers' Conference, 1981, Folio Public Week, 1983, 84, Face to Face Public Conference and Exposition, 1977, 79, 81, Howard University Press Book Public Institute, 1984, New York University Public Institute, 1985, National Writers Union seminar, 1985, Small Press Expo, 1987, 88, Publications Marketing Association, since 1990, Tucson Book Publications Association, 1991-1992, Book Passage, since 1990, Skagit Valley College, 1996-2000, 2006, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, since 1997, Village Books, 1997, Richard Hugo House, since 1998, Writers League of Texas, 2004-2005, Society Children's Books Writers and Illustrators, 2002, Sacramento Publishers and Writers Conference, 2004, Mystery Writers of America, 2004. Member publishing board Aperture Foundation, 1987-1989.

    Membership

    Member Publications Publicity Association (program committee 1979-1983), Northern California Book Publicists Association (board directors 1989-1992), Publications Marketing Association (board directors 1991-1992).

    Connections

    • Married Donald H. Acheson, December 12, 1970 (deceased). Married Edward B. Greub, September 8, 1990.
    • father: Stewart F. Brewen
    • mother: Anna Michael Jackson (Mohr) Brewen
    • spouses: Donald H. Acheson
    • Edward B. Greub
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    Nationality
    • 1958
      Bucknell University
    • 1963
      City University of New York
    • 1958 - 1969
      Teacher, English and Spanish
    • 1969 - 1971
      executive, assistant Media Medica
    • 1969 - 1971
      then executive, assistant Media Medica
    • 1971 - 1978
      executive, assistant Media Medica
    • 1971 - 1978
      then executive, assistant Media Medica
    • 1979 - 1980
      associate, publicity director Simon & Schuster
    • 1980 - 1981
      associate, publicity director Simon & Schuster
    • 1981 - 1988
      independent publicist
    • 1988 - 1996
      independent publicist
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1996
      independent publicist
      Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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