Thursday, September 17, 2009
Lester Bangs Memorial Faculty Reading
In this first of what will be an annual event, English and Creative Writing faculty read their original
works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The name of the event pays homage to the life,
career, and writing of Lester A. Bangs, a Grossmont College graduate who became a world
renown writer and music critic credited for coining the term "punk"; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Hyde Art
Gallery. Click the thumbnail to read about Lester Bangs on Wikipedia.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
A Celebration of Banned Books
A provocative celebration of provocative literature, hosted by Joe Medina; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Griffin
Gate. Click the thumbnail to download this year's flier and program.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Poet Rae Armantrout
UCSD Professor of Poetry and Poetics, internationally celebrated Language Poet Rae Armantrout
reads a selection of works from her highly acclaimed books of poetry. 7:00 p.m., Griffin Gate.
Click the thumbnail at left to find out more about Rae Armantrout @
Monday, November 16, 2009
DEADLINE: First Female Writing Contest!
Co-sponsored by the La Mesa-El Cajon American Association of University Women (AAUW) and
the Grossmont College English Department, this first annual writing contest is open to all young
women in the Grossmont Union High School District. It is our goal to celebrate and support young
women who are breaking through barriers as a “First Female.” Essay must be postmarked on or
before Monday, November 16, 2009. Click the thumbnail at right for contest guidelines, or
download the flier HERE.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
New Voices: A Student Reading
The Creative Writing Program's finest students of the Fall 2009 semester take the podium. 7:00
p.m. at Griffin Gate. Click the thumbnail to visit the On-Line Chapbook and to read the
programme 'zine from the Student Reading of the Spring 2009 Literary Arts Festival.