Wednesday, August 20, 2014

wednesday, august 20 - thursday, august 28, 2014


Vol. 2, Issue 46

NEWS

Nikki Thompson (MFAW '02) was one of the Runner-ups for the 2014 Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize for poem "Dodger Blues"! The poem appears in her artist book and in Cobalt Reviews Baseball Issue.


PUBLICATION

Rebekah Bloyd (MFAW faculty) has a poem, "Alight" in the Spring 2014 edition of Sou'Wester which is available for order.

Max Cherney (MFAW '11) with a swarm of 1,000 robots for VICE Magazine's MOTHERBOARD blog.

KQED Pop's Emmanuel Hapsis (MFAW '09) with the worst movie accents, Taylor Swift shaking it off, and the pre-work rave.

Keiran King (MFAW '16) has a few articles in The Jamaica Gleaner, how Jamaica is not a democracy and Anansi and the strange fruit.


MEDIA

Listen to an interview and reading with Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty) on POET AS RADIO, a weekly program on KUSF in Exile.


ON-CAMPUS



OFF-SITE

WED 20: Info Session: Southern Exposure presents Alternative Exposure Grant Info Session #2, 6:30 - 8pm at Aggregate Space (801 W. Grand Ave, Oakland) FB Event

THUR 21: Reading: MFA Mixer August 2014 presents: From Trauma to Catharsis: Performing the Asian Avant Garde with Chris Pine, Jason Bayani, Ahmunet Jordan, Francois Luong, Margaret Rhee, Jayinee Basu, Truong Tran, Robert Ricardo Reese, Natalia Duong, Ching-In Chen, 6:30pm at the Cat Club (1190 Folsom, SF) FB Event

FRI 22: Reading: Under the Influence, Round 17 with Vernon Keeve III (MFAW '13), Micah Ballard, D. Scott MIller, tessa micaela, emji spero, 7:30pm at The Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF) FB Event

SUN 24: Reading: Subterranean Poetry Festival with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFAW '08), Brenda Coultas, Todd Colby, Cecilia Vicuña, hosted by Edwin Torres, 1 - 4pm at The Widow Jane Mine, Century House Historical Society, 668 Route 213, Rosendale, NY 12472

MON 25: BRIDGE WEEK: Tour of the Neighborhood, 4pm at the Writers' Studio

TUES 26: New Student Orientation, 3 - 5pm, Writers Studio

THUR 28: BRIDGE WEEK: Faculty Talk followed by a Student Reading Open Mic, 4pm in the Writers Studio

THUR 28: Reading: Writing Without Walls: When I Was Young with Fia Maxwell, Calvin Fantone, Pam Benjamin, William Taylor, Jr., Jonathan Downer, Fred Dodsworth, Youssef Alaoui-Fdili, 7:30pm at Cafe du Soleil (200 Fillmore, SF)


COMING UP  

8/29: BRIDGE WEEK: Eleven Eleven mailing party, 3:30pm in the Writers' Studio.

8/30: Reading: Bay Area Poetry Marathon curated Donna de la Perrière (MFAW faculty) with Megan Breiseth, Trevor Calvert, Natalie Catasús (MFAW '14/MA '15), Norma Cole, Gillian Conoley,Owen Hill, Andrew Joron, Kevin Killian (MFAW faculty), Ben Mirov, Nora Toomey (MFAW '14), 7pm at The Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF) FB Event

8/31: BRIDGE WEEK: Golden Gate Park Meet-Up, 1pm

9/1: LABOR DAY: Campus Closed

9/8: Info Session: Southern Exposure presents Alternative Exposure Grant Info Session #3, 6:30 - 8pm at Southern Exposure (3030 20th St., SF) FB Event

9/12: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Monica Wesolowska, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

9/19: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Matthew Zapruder, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

9/26: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Ru Freeman, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

9/26 - 27: CCA Alumni Association presents 2014 CCA Alumni Weekend, activities on both the OAK and SF campus. more info

9/27: Reading: Bay Area Poetry Marathon presents 100 Thousand Poets For Change curated by Donna de la Perrière (MFAW faculty) with Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty), Natalie Catasús (MFAW '14/MA '15), Maxine Chernoff, Johnny Hernandez, Kevin Killian (MFAW faculty), Monica Storss, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, 7pm at The Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF)

10/3: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Ben Lerner, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

10/14: Reading: LITQUAKE presents California College of the Arts, MFA Program in Writing with Opal Palmer Adisa (MFAW faculty), Jordan Karnes (MFAW '12), Vernon Keeve III (MFAW '13), Kevin Killian (MFAW faculty), and Laura Schadler (MFAW '07) at the Make-Out Room (3225 22nd Street, SF)

10/17: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Andrew Sean Greer, 6:00pm in Timken Lecture Hall (1111 8th Street, SF)

10/24: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with David Lida, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

10/31: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Miranda Mellis, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

10/31: Reading: Fright Night III, readers TBD, 6:00pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

11/7: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Michelle Richmond, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

11/14: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Julia Fierro, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

11/21: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Brock Clarke, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

11/27-28: THANKSGIVING BREAK

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

wednesday, august 13 - thursday, august 21, 2014


Vol. 2, Issue 45


NEWS

Congratulations to Hazel White (MFAW '05) and Denise Newman (MFAW faculty)! They were awarded a Creative Work Fund grant to make a poetry installation and transmedia project in the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens.


PUBLICATION

Eliiot Harmon (MFAW '06) has a piece, "Alternate Endings to 'I Hope You Dance'" up on McSweeney's Lists.

Alex Vikmanis (MFAW '10) has a piece, "Coffee" on the Newer York.

KQED Pop's Emmanuel Hapsis (MFAW '09) with Beyonce / Jay-Z divorce or… , Outside Lands 2014, and Lauren Bacall.


MEDIA

Find Kevin Killian (MFAW faculty) interviewed by Andrew Blackley for 3:AM Magazine.

Matthew Jent (MFAW '09) interviewed Ben Costa (MFAW '09) for The Beat.

Be sure to check out this interview with Opal Palmer Adisa (MFAW faculty) conducted by devorah major (BA faculty), former San Francisco Poet Laureate.

Kate Robards (MFAW '16) and her one-woman comedy performance, "Mandarin Orange" was recently given a shout-out in the Washington Post as part of the Capital Fringe Festival.


ON-CAMPUS



OFF-SITE

SAT 16: Performance: Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd "Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project" including LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFAW '08), 5:30pm at Jazz Middelheim, Main Stage, Belgium TICKETS

TUE 19: Reading: Red Hen Press presents LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFAW '08), Douglas Kearney, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Andrea Scarpino, 7pm at Word for Word, Bryant Reading Room, 42 St. & 5th Ave, New York, NY 10110 more info

WED 20: Info Session: Southern Exposure presents Alternative Exposure Grant Info Session #2, 6:30 - 8pm at Aggregate Space (801 W. Grand Ave, Oakland) FB Event


COMING UP  

8/24: Reading: Subterranean Poetry Festival with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFAW '08), Brenda Coultas, Todd Colby, Cecilia Vicuña, hosted by Edwin Torres, 1 - 4pm at The Widow Jane Mine, Century House Historical Society, 668 Route 213, Rosendale, NY 12472

8/25: BRIDGE WEEK: Tour of the Neighborhood, 4pm at the Writers' Studio

8/26: New Student Orientation, 3 - 5pm, Writers Studio

8/28: BRIDGE WEEK: Faculty Talk followed by a Student Reading Open Mic, 4pm in the Writers Studio

8/28: Reading: Writing Without Walls: When I Was Young with Fia Maxwell, Calvin Fantone, Pam Benjamin, William Taylor, Jr., Jonathan Downer, Fred Dodsworth, Youssef Alaoui-Fdili, 7:30pm at Cafe du Soleil (200 Fillmore, SF)

8/29: BRIDGE WEEK: Eleven Eleven mailing party

8/30: Reading: Bay Area Poetry Marathon curated Donna de la Perrière (MFAW faculty) with Megan Breiseth, Trevor Calvert, Natalie Catasús (MFAW '14/MA '15), Norma Cole, Gillian Conoley,Owen Hill, Andrew Joron, Kevin Killian (MFAW faculty), Ben Mirov, Nora Toomey (MFAW '14), 7pm at The Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF) FB Event

8/31: BRIDGE WEEK: Golden Gate Park Meet-Up, 1pm

9/1: LABOR DAY: Campus Closed

9/8: Info Session: Southern Exposure presents Alternative Exposure Grant Info Session #3, 6:30 - 8pm at Southern Exposure (3030 20th St., SF) FB Event

9/12: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Monica Wesolowska, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

9/19: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Matthew Zapruder, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

9/26: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Ru Freeman, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

9/26 - 27: CCA Alumni Association presents 2014 CCA Alumni Weekend, activities on both the OAK and SF campus. more info

9/27: Reading: Bay Area Poetry Marathon presents 100 Thousand Poets For Change curated by Donna de la Perrière (MFAW faculty) with Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty), Natalie Catasús (MFAW '14/MA '15), Maxine Chernoff, Johnny Hernandez, Kevin Killian (MFAW faculty), Monica Storss, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, 7pm at The Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF)

10/3: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Ben Lerner, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

10/14: Reading: LITQUAKE presents California College of the Arts, MFA Program in Writing with Opal Palmer Adisa (MFAW faculty), Jordan Karnes (MFAW '12), Vernon Keeve III (MFAW '13), Kevin Killian (MFAW faculty), and Laura Schadler (MFAW '07) at the Make-Out Room (3225 22nd Street, SF)

10/17: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Andrew Sean Greer, 6:00pm in Timken Lecture Hall (1111 8th Street, SF)

10/24: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with David Lida, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

10/31: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Miranda Mellis, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

10/31: Reading: Fright Night III, readers TBD, 6:00pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

11/7: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Michelle Richmond, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

11/14: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Julia Fierro, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

11/21: Reading: MFA Program in Writing presents the Writers Series with Brock Clarke, 4:30pm in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

11/27-28: THANKSGIVING BREAK

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

wednesday, august 6 - thursday, august 14, 2014


Vol. 2, Issue 44


NEWS

Congratulations to Ruth Ellen Kocher! Her book domina Un/blued won the 2014 PEN Open Book Award. Poems from the book were previously published in Eleven Eleven #8.


PUBLICATION

Ishmael Reed (WRLIT faculty) has a recent article in The Nation about why we're shocked by white heroin use.

Follow Jenny Goldsmith (MFAW '13) as she travels the country researching for her book on school and gun violence.

Keiran King (MFAW '16) has a new article on Jamaica's The Gleaner about deeper meaning, or lack thereof.

Tom Comitta (MFAW '11) has a new work, SENT on Invisible Venue which is both available for free download and purchasable in two volumes.

A new piece by Susan L. Lin (MFAW '13) is up on The Gambler, "I've Paid the Same Amount at a Motel 6 Before."

Max Cherney (MFAW '11) profiling the "Uber for Weed" for VICE blog Motherboard.


MEDIA

An article by Aimee Phan (MFAW Chair) about mainstream critics failing writers of color has initiated some responses to that question from the community.

Tom Comitta (MFAW '11) was recently profiled in Elective Affinities, a cooperative anthology of contemporary US poetry.


ON-CAMPUS



OFF-SITE

THUR 7: Reading: One Lone Pear Tree, curated by Leonard Crosby (MFAW '12), Jordan Karnes (MFAW '12), Vernon Keeve, III (MFAW '13), Nancy Au, 7:15 - 11pm, 1953 McAllister, SF. FB Event

THUR 7: Reading: Quiet Lightning presents Neighborhood Heroes with Yiyun Li, Peter Orner, Katie Crouch, Matthew Zapruder, Norma Cole, Sarah Griffin, Lauren Traetto, Peter Bullen, Moneta Goldsmith, 6pm at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (736 Mission, SF). FB Event

SAT 9: Play: Moving Women presents OUT of CONTROL (a play about domestic violence), written/directed by Opal Palmer Adisa (MFAW faculty), 8pm at the Good Hope School, Savage Theatre (107 Estate Whim, Frederisksted, Virgin Islands). more info

SAT 9: Reading: Quiet Lightning presents at the 25th Annual National Poetry Slam! with Moneta Goldsmith, Christian Phiffer, Karla Cordero, Siamak Vossoughi, Michael Cooper, Charlie Getter, Ashley Warren, Anitra Appa, Jon Sindell, Paul Corman-Roberts, 12:30pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Oakland (988 Broadway, OAK). FB Event

SUN 10: Reading: The Ceremony (around) Midnight: A Full Moon Reading, curated by Vernon Keeve, III (MFAW '13), 10pm at The Pergola at Lake Merrit (OAK). FB Event


COMING UP  

8/16: Performance: Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd "Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project" including LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFAW '08), 5:30pm at Jazz Middelheim, Main Stage, Belgium TICKETS

8/19: Reading: Red Hen Press presents LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFAW '08), Douglas Kearney, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Andrea Scarpino, 7pm at Word for Word, Bryant Reading Room, 42 St. & 5th Ave, New York, NY 10110 more info

8/24: Reading: Subterranean Poetry Festival with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFAW '08), Brenda Coultas, Todd Colby, Cecilia Vicuña, hosted by Edwin Torres, 1 - 4pm at The Widow Jane Mine, Century House Historical Society, 668 Route 213, Rosendale, NY 12472

8/26: New Student Orientation, 3 - 5pm, Writers Studio

8/28: Reading: Writing Without Walls: When I Was Young, readers TBD, 7:30pm at Cafe du Soleil (200 Fillmore, SF)

8/30: Reading: Bay Area Poetry Marathon curated Donna de la Perrière (MFAW faculty) with Megan Breiseth, Trevor Calvert, Norma Cole, Gillian Conoley, Edward Foster, Andrew Joron, Ben Mirov, Colin Partch (MFAW '14/MA '15), Nora Toomey (MFAW '14), 7pm at The Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF)

9/1: LABOR DAY: Campus Closed

9/26 - 27: CCA Alumni Association presents 2014 CCA Alumni Weekend, activities on both the OAK and SF campus. more info

9/27: Reading: Bay Area Poetry Marathon presents 100 Thousand Poets For Change curated by Donna de la Perrière (MFAW faculty) with Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty), Natalie Catasús (MFAW '14/MA '15), Maxine Chernoff, Johnny Hernandez, Kevin Killian (MFAW faculty), Monica Storss, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, 7pm at The Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF)