Wednesday, July 2, 2014

wednesday, july 2 - thursday, july 10, 2014


Vol. 2, Issue 42


NEWS

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)


PUBLICATION

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.


MEDIA

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.


CROWDSOURCE

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)


ON-CAMPUS

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


OFF-SITE

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


COMING UP  

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)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

wednesday, june 25 - thursday, july 3, 2014


Vol. 2, Issue 41


NEWS

Rheea Mukherjee (MFAW '11) is a recent co-founder of content and design firm, Write Leela Write.


PUBLICATION

Rheea Mukherjee (MFAW '11) has a story, "The Rectification Still" in issue 15 of Out of Print Magazine.

Opal Palmer Adisa (MFAW faculty) has a story, "Stilettos" in the inaugural issue of Susumba's Book Bag.

Janey Smith (MFAW) has a piece in the recent Alt Lit anthology, 40 Likely to Die Before 40.  

KQED Pop's Emmanuel Hapsis (MFAW '09) with an approaching hammock cafe.

Max Cherney (MFAW '11) has a few articles for VICE blog Motherboard; how a hacker group is attacking big oil and the emergence of khat in California.

Marisa Bell Toffoli (MFAW '06) of W³ Sidecar has Q&A with writer Shane Weidfeld.

Polly Conway (MFAW '07) with 8 Video Game Heroines to Inspire Your Daughter for Common Sense Media.


MEDIA

SFWeekly's Rachel Swan chats with Matt Silady (MFAC Chair) about their recent all-comics issue collaboration.

Re-experience Under the Influence, with Erin Ginder-Shaw (MFAW '13) reading Rick Moody, on this review by Evan Karp for LitSeen.


CROWDSOURCE

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)


ON-CAMPUS

THUR 3: Lecture: MFA in Comics presents Comics in the City with Molly Hahn, 6pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info



OFF-SITE

THUR 26: Reading: Articulations: the VONA/Voices Workshop FAculty Reading with Faith Adiele (MFAW faculty), Chris Abani, Elmaz Abinader, Staceyann Chin, Junot Diaz, Tananarive Due, M. Evelina Galang, Mat Johnson, Marjorie Liu, Randall Kenan, David Mura, Willie Perdomo, Andrew X. Pham, Patricia Smith, 7pm at Berkeley City College (2050 Center Street, Berkeley) VONA site

FRI 27: Reading: Under the Influence hosted by Evan Karp with readings by Sarah Bushman (MFAW '13), Ava Koohbor, Liam Curley, Ava Sayaka Rosen, David Welper, 7:30pm at the Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF) FB Event

FRI 27: Alumni Event: CCA Alumni Association presents tours of The SuperAwesome exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California, 3:45 - 6:30pm. RSVP

FRI 27: Reading: Live at 851, curated by Janey Smith (MFAW), with Paige Taggart, Sophia Le Fraga, Sampson Starkweather, 8pm at 849 Haight, SF FB Event

FRI 27: Performance: Stories on Stage Sacramento with stories by Tom Barbash (MFAW faculty) and Olga Zilberbourg, 7pm at Sacramento Poetry Center (1719 25th Street, Sacramento)


COMING UP  

7/4: INDEPENDENCE DAY campus closed
7/11: Lecture: MFA in Comics presents Comics in the City with Eric Stephenson, 6pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info

7/12: Ceremony: The Beast Crawl Collective, 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

7/24 - 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)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

wednesday, june 18 - thursday, june 26, 2014


Vol. 2, Issue 40


NEWS

Alums! CCA Alumni Relations Manager, Jess Arévalo-Hillen (MFAW '12) put together an alumni event at the Oakland Museum of California for Friday, June 27. See below in new category ALUMNI OPPORTUNITY.


PUBLICATION

Max Cherney (MFAW '11) has an article on VICE blog Motherboard on protesters wanting Apple to sign a $5 billion check for dodged taxes.

KQED Pop's Emmanuel Hapsis (MFAW '09) with Treasure Island 2014 music festival prep, 8 must-see films at Frameline, and recent internet vids: Daily Show on Google Glass and man stuck in an airport.


MEDIA

Latasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFAW '08) on Edie Hazel's "California Dreamin'" on Coldfront.

Words With Writers creator Marissa Bell Toffoli (MFAW '07) interviews Veronica Rossi.

A review by Madame de Vionnet on A Beast in A Jungle mentions Jennifer Lynne Roberts (MFAW '09) and Jim Norrena (MFAW '13) for their productions in Sheherezade 14.  


CROWDSOURCE

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)


ON-CAMPUS



OFF-SITE

THUR 19: Reading: Wolves Reading in California with Jordan Karnes and Jason Jimenez (both MFAW '12), 7 - 10pm at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore (410 13th Street, Oakland) FB Event

SAT 21: Reading: Bay Area Poetry Marathon curated by Tiff Dressen with Christopher Daniels, Susanne Dyckman, Denise Leto, Claiborne McDonald, Anna Soteria Morrison, John Sakkis, Alana Siegel, Eleni Stecopoulos, 7pm at the Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF) FB Event

SAT 21: Reading: Featherboard Writing Series curated by Steffi Drewes (MFAW '07) with readings by Caroline Goodwin (MFAW faculty), Sara Mumolo, Erika Stait, 6 - 8pm at Aggregate Space (801 West Grand Avenue, OAK)

SAT 21: Reading Marathon: Small Press Traffic presents Endless Summer with numerous readers, 12p - 12a, Berkeley. TICKETS

SAT 21: Reading: Les Figues Summer Solstice Party with performances by Dodie Bellamy (MFAW faculty), Sandra Doller, Anna Joy Springer, 3 - 6pm at Les Figues Press, Los Angeles. MORE INFO

SAT 21: Book Release/Reading: Get Wet Reckless, a celebration for the release of Cassandra Dallett's book Wet Reckless, with readings by Sonya Renee Taylor, Tim Toaster, Nic Alea, SB Stokes (Eleven Eleven #14 contributor), and Paul Corman-Roberts, 7pm at the Make-Out Room (3225 22nd St, SF)


COMING UP  

6/27: Reading: Under the Influence hosted by Evan Karp with readings by Sarah Bushman (MFAW '13), Ava Koohbor, Liam Curley, Ava Sayaka Rosen, David Welper, 7:30pm at the Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno, SF) FB Event

6/27: Alumni Event: CCA Alumni Association presents tours of The SuperAwesome exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California, 3:45 - 6:30pm. RSVP

7/3: Lecture: MFA in Comics presents Comics in the City with Molly Hahn, 6pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info

7/11: Lecture: MFA in Comics presents Comics in the City with Eric Stephenson, 6pm in Timken Lecture Hall (SF) more info

7/12: Ceremony: The Beast Crawl Collective, 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

7/24 - 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)

7/25 - 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)