Wednesday, April 2, 2014

wednesday, april 2 - thursday, april 10, 2014


Vol. 2, Issue 29


PUBLICATION

Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty) has a new book, The TV Sutras, and is available for pre-order on Ugly Duckling Press.

Israel F. Haros Lopez (MFAW '08) has created a new Chicano Codex Coloring book, Deer Songs, with his words and art.

Max Cherney (MFAW '11) has a new post, "State Senator's Arrest Reveals Alleged Ties to Chinese Gangster Underground Society," on VICE News.

ChloƩ Veylit (MFAW '13) has a poem up on the recent issue of Plain Wrap Press's online magazine Quarter.

KQED Pop's Emmanuel Hapsis (MFAW '09) with some April Fools humor, Alex Vikmanis (MFAW '10) on TV Binge Watching, and Laura Schadler (MFAW '07) compares Revenge and The Count of Monte Cristo.

Katie Wudel (MFAW '06), Managing Editor for Our Minutes has multiple blog posts about BaselWorld 2014, the World Watch and Jewellery Show.

Here's a post by Jessica Wickens (MFAW '07) on Logan Ryan Smith published on Lines.

Kevin Killian (MFAW faculty) has a post on the Poetry Foundation's blog, Harriet about Colleen Lookingbill.


MEDIA

Rheea Mukherjee (MFAW '11) interviews Rebecca Lee on The Affair.

Check out this spotlight on Peach Dumars (MFAW '06), owner  and director of Yogafly in Alabama, on SheTrusts.


ON-CAMPUS

WED 2: Reading: HearSay Reading Series presents Steve Dickison , 7:30p-9pm at Nahl Hall (OAK)

THUR 3: Lecture: Graduate Lecture Series presents Hunter Lovins, 7pm in Timken (SF) more info

FRI 4: Reading: MFAW Writers Series presents Jason Jimenez and Jordan Karnes with Nana Twumasi and Jessica Wickens (all MFAW alums), 4:30pm at the MFA Writing Writers' Studio (195 De Haro, SF) FB Event

THU 10: Lecture: Graduate Lecture Series presents Helen Molesworth, 7pm in Timken (SF) more info


OFF-SITE

FRI 4 - 5: Reading: Monologues and Story from Tanya Taylor Rubinstein's Solo Performance Workshop with Israel F. Haros Lopez (MFAW '08), Gwen Spatzier, Basile Vallays, Dianne Deloren, 7:30p at The Lodge (750 N. St Francis Dr, Santa Fe, NM)

SAT 5: Reading: Bernal Yoga Literary Series, featuring Molly Antopol, Kwan Booth, Brian Komei Dempster, Evan Karp, Tom Kealey, Donna Laemmlen, Melissa R. Sipin and music by Annah Anti-Palindrome, 8pm at Bernal Yoga (908 Cortland Avenue, SF)

SAT 5: Reading/Release: AMERICANA no 5 Release Reading #1 featuring Duncan McNaughton, Richard O. Moore, Julien Poirier, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, and Sarah Heady, 7pm at Bird & Beckett Books (653 Chenery St, SF)

SUN 6: Reading: SFJAZZ Poetry Festival: African-American Night with Ishmael Reed (MFAW visiting faculty), Vernon Keeve, III (MFAW '13), Samiat Salami (MFAW '14), Indira Allegra (BFA INDIV), and others, 7pm at the SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab (201 Franklin, SF) TICKETS

MON 7: Lecture: City Arts & Lectures presents Lorrie Moore and Mona Simpson, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St, SF)  (See Classifieds below for Student Discount)

TUE 8: Reading: UDP at the Brooklyn Public Library with Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty), Robert Fitterman, Josef Kaplan, 7pm at the BPL (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn) FB Event

WED 9: Reading: Passages on the Lake III, featuring Sarah Fran Wisby, Amy K. Bell-Na'amen Tilahun, Todd Siegel, Cybele Zufolo Siegel, 6:30pm at The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt Hotel (1800 Madison St, Oakland)

THU 10: Lecture: City Arts & Lectures presents Tony Kushner in conversation with Steven Winn, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St, SF)  (See Classifieds below for CCA Discount)

THU 10: Reading/Book Release: The Gorilla Press release of Self Portrait of the Poet Suicided by the MFA Degree, by Justin Etc., also featuring Craig Cotter (Eleven Eleven #12 contributor), 6:30pm at Rooz Care (1918 Park Blvd, Oak)


COMING UP  

4/11: Final Unbound Thesis Due

4/11: MFAW Student Reading # 5, readers TBA, 6:30pm in the MFA Writing Writers' Studio, (SF)

4/11: Exhibition/Reading: Fourteen Hills and Voices/Visions opening reception and release party, "Ekphrasis," featured artists/writers: John Haggerty, Andrew Murphy, SB Stokes (Eleven Eleven, #14 contributor), Jason Schenheit, Da'Shay Portis, Diana Rosinus, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Jennifer Lewis, Miah Jeffra, Sarah Heady, Amy K. Bell, Jared Roehrig, Anthony J. Hall, David Imlay, Jennifer O'Keeffe, Alexandria Volk, Deidre White, Ayuna Collins, Christine Zona Foto, Robert Donald, Trey Gallaher, Barry Ebner, and Mitch Maher, 7-10pm (1170 Market Gallery, Market St, SF)

4/11: Reading/Release: AMERICANA no 5 Release Reading #2, featuring Micah Ballard, Steve Dickison, Marina Lazzara, Jackson Meazle, John Sakkis and editor Nicholas James Whittington, 8pm at the Sudo Room (2141 Broadway St, Oakland)

4/17: MFAW Writers Series presents Akhil Sharma, 4:30pm in the MFA Writing Writers' Studio, 195 De Haro (SF) (MORE INFO/FB EVENT)

4/17: Lecture: City Arts & Lectures presents Dani Shapiro and Ayelet Waldman, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St, SF)  (See Classifieds below for CCA Discount)

4/18: Word.World 2014, thesis readings by students in CCA's MFA Program in Writing, 7pm (SF)

4/19: Literary Festival: 4th SF Diasporic Vietnamese Literary Festival with Anhvu Buchanan, Thao P. Nguyen, Kim Thuy, Bich Minh Nguyen, Phong Nguyen, Masahiro Sugano, 8 - 10pm at the African American Art & Culture Complext (762 Fulton)

4/19: Event: GSA Presents: All Grad Prom, theme: "Hot Tub Time Machine," 8pm at Hooper Courtyard (SF)

4/24: Reading: Writing Without Walls: "THE DANCE," readers TBA, 7:30pm at Cafe du Soleil (200 Fillmore St, SF)

** 4/24: Graduate Lecture Series presents Anne Carson, 7pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info ** MOVED TO SATURDAY, APRIL 26

4/25: Word.World 2014, thesis readings by students in CCA's MFA Program in Writing, 7pm (SF)

4/26: Graduate Lecture Series presents Anne Carson, doors at 6pm, 7pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info / FB Event

4/27: Small Press Traffic presents Lisa Robertson and Jeff Derksen, hosted by Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty), 5pm at Artists' Television Access (992 Valencia, SF)

5/2: Word.World 2014, thesis readings by students in CCA's MFA Program in Writing, 7pm (SF)

5/9: Reading: ENGAGE: Teaching Creative Creative Writing with Matt Iribarne (MFAW faculty) presents Oakland School for the Arts students, 2p in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

5/5-9: Final Thesis Review Meetings

5/10: Reading/Festival: The 12th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival, featuring Nanette Deetz, Time Donnelly, Rosa Lane, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Maisha Johnson (Eleven Eleven #15 contributor), Grace Marie Grafton, Arisa White, Harold Terezon, Denise Jolly, Jezebel Delilah X, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez and Aya de Leon, Wilfred Galila, Nusaibah Coleman, Michael Hartman and Fred Dodsworth, 1pm-4:30pm at Berkeley City College Auditorium (2050 Center St, Berkeley)

6/6: Opening night: "Photo Dynamic Therapy" by Jennifer Lynne Roberts (MFAW '09) at The Exit as part of Wily West Productions' and PCSF's Sheherezade 14. (SF)

6/6: Opening night: "Reframing Rockwell" by Jim Norrena (MFAW '13) at The Exit as part of Wily West Productions' and PCSF's Sheherezade 14. (SF)

6/12 - 22: Play: "Photo Dynamic Therapy" by Jennifer Lynne Roberts (MFAW '09), part of The Women's Project with Theatre Arts West

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)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

wednesday, march 26 - thursday, april 3, 2014


Vol. 2, Issue 28


PUBLICATION

KQED Pop’s Emmanuel Hapsis (MFAW ‘09) with 12 songs to put Spring in your step, some journalistic evidence that SF gentrification is not a new thing.


MEDIA

Cunt Norton by Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty) was recently reviewed in Jacket by Mia You.

Max Delgado (MFAW ‘07) of The Longbox Project interviews comic artist Gene Luen Yang, author of Boxers & Saints.

Marissa Bell Toffoli (MFAW ‘06) continues Q&A’s for W³ Sidecar with Richard Kramer.

Check out these photos from our latest Student Reading!


ON-CAMPUS

WED 2: Reading: HearSay Reading Series presents Steve Dickison , 7:30p-9pm at Nahl Hall (OAK)

THUR 3: Lecture: Graduate Lecture Series presents Hunter Lovins, 7pm in Timken (SF) more info


OFF-SITE

THUR 27: Reading: Writing Without Walls: “A Certain Kind of Madness,” featuring Adam Moskowitz (MFAW ‘07), David M. Morini (MFAW ‘08/PM), Alicia Franco (MFAW ‘14), Sarah Carpenter, Douglas Sterling, and Anna Avery, 7:30pm at Cafe Du Soleil (200 Fillmore St, SF)

THUR 27: Reading: Carville Annex presents Jordan Karnes (MFAW ‘12), Junior Clemons (MFAW ‘10), and others, 7pm at Unnameable Books (NYC) more info

FRI 28: Fundraiser: Martha Grover (MFAW ‘11) is hosting a fundraiser for the Portland Zine Symposium, 7pm wine tasting with John Dovydenas, 7:30pm poets Leah Noble Davidson, Ross Robbins, 8pm Alicia Viani, 8:30pm Zarina Zabrisky and Simon Rogghe at IPRC (1001 SE Division, Portland)

SAT 29: Reading: Carville Annex presents Jordan Karnes (MFAW ‘12), Molly Prentiss (MFAW ‘10), Nabil Kashyap, Iris Cushing, 2pm at TBD (NYC) more info

SAT 29: Award ceremony: 9th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, for leadership in Media in the Bay Area to Cheryl Dunye (MFAF faculty), 1pm at the Brava Theater, SF


ON-GOING

Film: 29th Guadalajara International Film Festival with Cheryl Dunye (MFAF faculty) on a round table for “The Nature of Love in Queer Cinema”. (until March 30)


COMING UP  

4/6: Reading: SFJAZZ Poetry Festival: African-American Night with Ishmael Reed (MFAW visiting faculty), Vernon Keeve, III (MFAW ‘13), Samiat Salami (MFAW ‘14), Indira Allegra (BFA INDIV), and others, 7pm at the SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab (201 Franklin, SF) TICKETS

4/7: Lecture: City Arts & Lectures presents Lorrie Moore and Mona Simpson, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St, SF)  (See Classifieds below for Student Discount)

4/8: Reading: UDP at the Brooklyn Public Library with Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty), Robert Fitterman, Josef Kaplan, 7pm at the BPL (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn) FB Event

4/10: Lecture: Graduate Lecture Series presents Helen Molesworth, 7pm in Timken (SF) more info

4/10: Lecture: City Arts & Lectures presents Tony Kushner in conversation with Steven Winn, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St, SF)  (See Classifieds below for CCA Discount)

4/11: Final Unbound Thesis Due

4/17: MFAW Writers Series presents Akhil Sharma, 4:30pm in the MFA Writing Writers’ Studio, 195 De Haro (SF) (MORE INFO/FB EVENT)

4/17: Lecture: City Arts & Lectures presents Dani Shapiro and Ayelet Waldman, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St, SF)  (See Classifieds below for CCA Discount)

4/18: Word.World 2014, thesis readings by students in CCA’s MFA Program in Writing, 7pm (SF)

4/19: Literary Festival: 4th SF Diasporic Vietnamese Literary Festival with Anhvu Buchanan, Thao P. Nguyen, Kim Thuy, Bich Minh Nguyen, Phong Nguyen, Masahiro Sugano, 8 - 10pm at the African American Art & Culture Complext (762 Fulton)

** 4/24: Graduate Lecture Series presents Anne Carson, 7pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info ** MOVED TO SATURDAY, APRIL 26

4/25: Word.World 2014, thesis readings by students in CCA’s MFA Program in Writing, 7pm (SF)

4/26: Graduate Lecture Series presents Anne Carson, doors at 6pm, 7pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info / FB Event

4/27: Small Press Traffic presents Lisa Robertson and Jeff Derksen, hosted by Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty), 5pm at Artists’ Television Access (992 Valencia, SF)

5/2: Word.World 2014, thesis readings by students in CCA’s MFA Program in Writing, 7pm (SF)

5/9: Reading: ENGAGE: Teaching Creative Creative Writing with Matt Iribarne (MFAW faculty) presents Oakland School for the Arts students, 2p in the Writers Studio (195 De Haro, SF)

5/5-9: Final Thesis Review Meetings

6/6: Opening night: "Photo Dynamic Therapy" by Jennifer Lynne Roberts (MFAW ‘09) at The Exit as part of Wily West Productions' and PCSF's Sheherezade 14. (SF)

6/6: Opening night: “Reframing Rockwell” by Jim Norrena (MFAW ‘13) at The Exit as part of Wily West Productions' and PCSF's Sheherezade 14. (SF)

6/12 - 22: Play: “Photo Dynamic Therapy” by Jennifer Lynne Roberts (MFAW ‘09), part of The Women’s Project with Theatre Arts West

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)