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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

and faculty.

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.


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