Peg Simmons and Green Windows Writing Groups...
I have been receiving email from Peggy ever since she left her position as manager of the Laney College Bookstore to start her writing program that is designed to draw in all writers (and she makes sure writers can use the bus system to get there). It was also a demonstration of the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. The evening was a complete success – there were eight of us, and most...
Report on the Open House and the fall workshops at...
I had been following the story of the Writer’s Grotto for years, and it was time to finally see the place – traffic was heavy but that just meant time to meditate – it was right in SOMA as I got off the bridge and parking was easy - I am not much for crowding into an already crowded room, where there were readings going on – but I loved looking at the doors to each of the writing spaces, and...
2010 American Book Awards, September 19, 2010
Somewhat reluctant because I needed to prep for teaching the next day, I decided I just had to go to the American Book Awards event at the Koret Auditorium at the SF Public Library. I took the train in from Concord, since I wanted to make some progress on Victor LaValle’s Big Machine. I knew from his website that Victor wouldn’t be there but I figured he might enjoy a first-person report....
Life is Living Oakland →
Festival in Oakland this weekend, organized by Mills Visiting Professor Marc Bamuthi Joseph… Looks cool! Check it out, and definitely let us know if you do!
RADAR Reading Lab
MAD SCIENCE Readings from the Radar LAB Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 The Luggage Store Gallery * 1007 Market Street @ 6th 7:00pm * $10 suggested donation all proceeds support the 2011 Radar LAB Featuring: the bitter tears of JUSTIN CHIN life in a porn store with DEEZ NUTSIAN stumbling towards adulthood with ELYSSA JOY KILMAN on the road again with ALI LIEBEGOTT feeling ecosexual with ANNIE...
Works in Progress Series
Come on out and support your Mills compatriots in the first Works In Progress of the ‘10 - ‘11 school year on September 21st, 5:30PM in the Bender Room. Featuring second year MFA students Mary Moore and Honora MacNaughton, and Nicholas Shapland, faculty reader Kathryn Reiss, and featured first year MFA contributor Brittany Billmeyer-Finn.
Condensery Reading Series
Condensery Reading Series, a monthly reading hosted by Mills student Jacqueline Frost presents their fourth reading on Sunday October 3rd, 2010. Jacqueline Waters and Brent Cunningham will be reading at the Speakeasy, located at 604, 56th street in Oakland. Doors are at 7 and performance begins around 7:30. Check them out on Facebook for more info.
Did you miss last week's CWS reading?
Well. You really missed out. Thankfully, our very own Place TA, Kate Robinson, was kind enough to do a quick write up of it for you. Last Tuesday we had our first Contemporary Writers Series reading with Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Now, granted, this was my first CWS, so I don’t really have anything else to compare it to, but in my experience planning events at Evergreen I have seldom seen...
Litquake is San Francisco’s literary festival taking place in the Mission from October 1-9. The Festival opens with a cocktail party (21+) and ends with a Litcrawl which is free. There is a bunch of great stuff in between. Log onto www.litquake.org for an event map and schedule. There are even opportunities to volunteer, just click on the Volunteer tab under Get Involved. It is a great...
Place for Writers is hosting a volunteer orientation/mixer in the Graduate Lounge, this Tuesday, September 14, at 5:30pm. We are looking for people interested in getting involved with Place events, flyering, set up and clean up. Come out and mingle and get some information on volunteering. There will be treats and beer! Hope to see you there.