Vol. 2, Issue 42
In partial partnership with the IMPACT Program, Natalie Catasús (MFAW '14 / MA '15) along with an interdisciplinary team of CCA grad students, launched a Kickstarter to complete the funding of their project, Cohere: Mapping Voices Across the Silence, an effort to bring an oral history workshop to the families and friends of Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women. (deadline, July 10)
Caroline Goodwin (MFAW faculty) wrote a review of rendezvous by Todd Melicker for The Collagist.
Aimee Phan (MFAW Chair) has an article on NBC News on the surge in popularity of Asian immersion schools.
Find fiction by Susan L. Lin (MFAW '13); "That Morning, In the Unforeseen Future" on Souvenir, an excerpt from Tyrannaosaurus Rexia on Apertures, and "The Water's in My Face and I'm Swallowing" in the Spring 2014 edition of the Portland Review.
KQED Pop's Alex Vikmanis (MFAW '10) with soundtracks for your Bay Area road trips.
Max Cherney (MFAW '11) with what it feels like to jump off a virtual cliff for Motherboard.
Emily Raabe (MFAW '03) is currently on an Indie Bookstore Roadtrip for her recent book Lost Children of the Far Islands, follow her experience on her blog!
Tom Barbash (MFAW faculty) is teaching a Master Class for Litquake this July 19.
Nikki Thompson (MFAW '02) of Deconstructed Artichoke Press and Opal Palmer Adisa (MFAW faculty) have an Indiegogo campaign to complete their book In Search of Yemenja. (deadline, July 3)
THUR 3: Lecture: MFA in Comics presents Comics in the City with Molly Hahn, 6pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info
FRI 4: INDEPENDENCE DAY campus closed
THUR 3: Reading: One Lone Pear Tree with Martha Grove (MFAW '11), Maggie Heaps Lauffer (MFAW '13), Ploy Pirapokin, Luke Dani Blue, 6pm at 1953 McAllister, SF FB Event
7/11: Lecture: MFA in Comics presents Comics in the City with Eric Stephenson, 6pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info
7/12: Reading: The Beast Crawl: Writing Without Walls presents The Beast Within with Peter Bullen, Jon Sindell, Meghan Francisco, Deborah Steinberg, Abbie Amadio, Kyrsten Bean, Dawn Oberg, 5pm at Rock, Paper, Scissors (2278 Telegraph, OAK) MORE INFO
7/12: Ceremony: The Beast Crawl, Ceremony at Midnight: A Full Moon Reading hosted by Vernon Keeve, III (MFAW '13), 11:59pm at 14th Street and Lakeshore, OAK. FB Event
7/18: Lecture: MFA in Comics presents Comics in the City with Keith Knight, 6pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info
7/19: Workshop: Master Class Mixer with Tom Barbash (MFAW faculty), 2pm at the LItquake Office, SF REGISTER
7/21: Reading: Live at 851 curated by Janey Smith (MFAW) with Chelsea Hodson, Maisha Z. Johnson, Robyn Carter, Lauren Traetto, Julie Crossman, 8pm at 849 Haight Street, SF FB Event
7/24 - 8/23: Play: "Meet Claudia" and "Mars One Project" both by Jennifer Lynne Roberts (MFAW '09), part of Superheroes, a Wiley West Production at The Exit Theatre. (SF)
7/24: Reading: LitQuake presents Less Than Zero: Homage to '80s Lit, Big Hair and Distressed Denim with Joshua Mohr, Alia Volz, Andrew Dugas, Michelle Tea, 7pm at the Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa, SF) FB Event
7/25 - 27: Play: The Killing Jar by Jennifer Lynne Roberts (MFAW '09) as part of Dayton Playhouse FutureFest.
7/25 Lecture: MFA in Comics presents Comics in the City with GB Tran, 6pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info
7/26: Reading: Bay Area Poetry Marathon curated by Erica Lewis with Michelle Detorie, Carrie Hunter, Lauren Levin, Alexandra Naughton, Ted Rees, Dan Thomas-Glass, Jessica Wickens (MFAW '07) & Della Watson, Valerie Witte, 7pm at The Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, 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)
9/27: 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)