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The Fall Reading Series presents a season of events celebrating literature,
showcasing award-winning authors, and honoring the inspiration to write.
Events are sponsored by the Creative Writing Program of Grossmont College,
as well as a variety of other campus agencies and programs. To see details of
seasons past and present, PRESS THE TYPEWRITER KEY ABOVE.
Meanwhile, here's a calendar-at-a-glance for the upcoming season.
Celebration of Banned Books Reading
Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Building 60, Room 180 (Griffin Gate)
Celebration National Banned Books Week, the next installment of English
Instructor Joe Medina's annual showcase of all things banned, literary,
subversive, presents new readings, lectures, and performances by students
6th Annual Lester Bangs Memorial Reading
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m., Room 220
Paying homage to the life, career, and writing of the late, great Lester Bangs,
this year's reading features works by students and faculty honoring the music
and the subversive rock ideologies that Bangs embodied during his
groundbreaking and controversial career. The 6th annual Lester Bangs
Memorial Reading honors the music and the subversive rock ideologies
embodied by groundbreaking gonzo music journalist Lester Bangs. In this
intermedia performance, “Collide/Escape," directed by Kristopher Apple,
sounds, images, and words tumble, collide, fracture, fuse, ricochet, wail, and
whir. Poetry, short stories, instrumental music, sound design, and interactive
video are interspersed in an hour long show celebrating the complexities,
beauties, bemusements, and peculiarities that emerge from live interactions,
planned intersections, and incidental combinations. Features artists Christian
Kjeldsen, Rachel Eva, Ariana Warren, Chris Warren, and GC alumni Marisol
Benter and Stephen Silke.
Novelist Tammy Greenwood
Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Griffin Gate
Recipient of the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood
Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, local San Diego novelist
Tammy Greenwood reads from her eight published novels, including Two
Rivers, Grace, and her most recent work, Bodies Of Water, released in October
New Voices: A Student Reading
Monday, December 01, 7:00 p.m., Room 220
In a traditional end-of-semester tribute to its rising stars, the Grossmont College
Creative Writing Program rounds out the fall 2013 semester with a reading and
performance of original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, and other
unique forms of literary and spoken word art. This popular event is always
personal favorite for students and instructors.