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Fall Readings Series

2005 Fall Readings Series


Thursday, September 29, 2005
7 - 9 PM
Hosted by the English Department's own Joe Medina, this annual reading during National Banned Books Week celebrates not only gifted authors whose genius has enriched our literary lives, but also the right to enjoy their “controversial literature.” This year’s faculty and student presenters discuss the following:

  • Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

  • Jack Kerouac's On the Road

  • Alice Walker's The Color Purple

  • Edward Lee Compton's Milton and Sex

  • Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita

  • The poetry of Sappho

  • Judy Blume's Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

  • Public Enemy


Wednesday, October 26, 2002
12:30 - 1:30 PM, Room 220
A reading and book signing by the author of novels Enchiladas, Rice and Beans, Salsa and Chips, and Tequila, Lemon and Salt, the recipient of the Ted Geisel Literary Award for Best Fiction of 2005. Sponsored by Puente Project and the ASGC, Inc.  Free admission; public welcome.


Tuesday, November 15, 2005
7 - 9 PM, Griffin Gate
The Grossmont College Creative Writing Program presents an evening of original student-written fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, scripted drama, and novel excerpts.   This semester's student readers include Michelle Ojeda, Jill Marchland, Emily Freeman, Daniel Reifers, Branden Larkin, Lee Ben-Yehuda, Peter Quiroz, Tony Lawrence, Janet Herring, Laura Clayton, David Peyton, Cassandra Long, and Leah Brucker.


February 21, 2006*
3:00 Room 575
Kamal Kapur (a.k.a., Kamla Kapur) is a retired faculty member of the Grossmont College Creative Writing Program.  She has published two critically acclaimed books of poetry, including As A Fountain In A Garden (Tarang Press, 2005) and Radha Sings (Rolling Drum and Dark Child Press, USA, 1987).  Kapur is also published in journals such as Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, as well as anthologized in Our Feet Walk The Sky (Aunt Lute Press, Berkeley, California, USA).  
*This early spring event is included among the Fall Authors Series as a courtesy to the author; it was scheduled as a separate reading before the spring Literary Arts Festival, held at the end of April each year.

Last Updated: 08/19/2016


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