Drawing upon excerpts of Luis Alberto Urrea's poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and comics, students and faculty offer an engaging discussion of the themes of community, identity, equity and transformation in the Urrea's writing. Presented in collaboration with Latin@ Alliance.
Readings and presentations by Cross Cultural Studies instructor Raymundo Quezada; Dean of English and Social and Behavioral Science, Agustin Albarran; and, students Kaylee Montesanto, Melissa Ibanez, William Wang, Terrence Thomas, and Desmon Banks-McLean.
Our standout Creative Writing student writers read their original works of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, novel excerpts, drama, and mixed media word art.
This semesterly student reading is a Grossmont College tradition that is almost as old as the college, itself. At the end of each semester, our Creative Writing Program faculty select students from their courses who have composed stand-out original works, and invite them to participate in an evening of readings. Students typically invite family members, friends, instructors and peers, making it one of the more popular literary events. The event features a New Voices booklet containing the printed versions of their works that let audiences read along and participating students take home a keepsake of the evening. Students selected for inclusion in the New Voices program are also given priority consideration for the campus literary journal, Acorn Review, which is edited and produced by students under the advisorship of Creative Writing Program faculty member, Julie Cardenas.