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MARCUS' TOP PICKS
Ah, the Internet. It is simultaneously the world’s greatest distraction and the world’s largest resource. It can sometimes be difficult to sift through the slush of the Internet to find the resources that are valuable to writers, so, in honor of the Internet, I have compiled my top five list of writerly and readerly websites. #1: Duotrope Digest (http://duotrope.com/): This is an extremely...
A poet learning TRUST is essential learning. Trusting the world, trusting the...– CAConrad, (Soma)tic Poetics (via mannemo)
Yes - workshops times four! Starting next Monday, April 2nd, second-year poetry MFA Kate Menzies will be facilitating a free writers’ workshop to learn how creative writing can be utilized as a meditation for healing. UNdoing Poetry has a mission to give both new writers and seasoned writers a path to let their work open their minds and hearts so that they can heal themselves. Its aim is...
JESS' TOP PICKS
1. music, party Saturday, March 4: The People Party at the New Parish Dance it out. 9pm 2. art, get yer learn on Sunday, March 25: Exchange Rate Volatility, part of Market Fitness with Christian Nagler Where: Marin Headlands Center for the Arts Christian Nagler brings together two seemingly distant topics of conversation in popular culture: the demystification of the financial system and the...
The other night, CAConrad, David Buuck and Eileen Myles read at Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco for Small Press Traffic. The reading was sold out and a few dozen people were turned away. After the reading Eileen and Conrad read to some of those who couldn’t get in at Mission Laundromat. This is an excerpt from Eileen’s reading. Check out Conrad’s reading, too. ...
KATE MENZIES' TOP PICKS
Top Five Places in Oakland To Sit And Write 1. Gaylord’s Coffee Shop: 4150 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA I am growing hipster limbs. I haven’t developed muscles yet, but I’m learning to walk in my tight jeans and move my hands through my dirty hair. This coffee shop is two minutes from my house and I write here almost every day. They make a mean hot cocoa & their foam designs make you...
AN EVENING OF MULTI-GENERATIONAL READINGS AT CJM...
DANIEL ALARCÓN, a writer who’s taught at Mills and is currently on the faculty at CCA, is author of the story collection “War by Candlelight,” a finalist for the 2005 PEN-Hemingway Award, and “Lost City Radio,” named a Best Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, among others, and winner of the 2009 International Literature Prize given by the House of World...
for the readers at Works in Progress this Tuesday, March 13! Mills MFA student readers: Danielle Miller can really eat junk food. Jenelle Hayward has never had a nickname. Mirabelle Jones bread lettuce tomato ham bread. Brittany Erin Billmeyer hyphen Finn. From Oakland School for the Arts: Kerby Lynch: loves to write short bios. Ariana Ansari: enjoys drinking tea and riding trains.
COLTON'S TOP FIVE PICKS
Hello all. I have been tapped to tell you my five cultural “must-do’s” for the first half of March. The only culture I have exposed myself to in the last three months is the 215 squares on the ceiling of the Mills library (this is a rough estimate, but I would be more than welcome for anyone to correct me on this number). However, if I were able to separate myself by way of some bacterial method...
PITCH FEST IS FOR YOU
There are still spots available for current Mills MFAs as well as alumni to meet with real, live professional literary agents during the last two panel sessions at this Saturday’s Pitch Fest! Agent meetings will be set up in advance, so email Kristina (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Zoe (email@example.com) ASAP if you want one. Agents attending Pitch Fest: Kat Salazar is a Publishing...