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Fall Readings Series

2014 Fall Readings Series

Celebration of Banned Books Reading

Thursday, September 25
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Griffin Gate
The long-running, annual tradition returns for another installment of enlightened subversion as the English Dept.’s Joe Medina celebrates National Banned Books Week with informative readings, mind-blowing lectures, and entertaining performances.

Lester Bangs Memorial Reading presents "Collide/Escape"

a multi-media performance
Tuesday, October 21
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Room 220
The 6th annual Lester Bangs Memorial Reading honors the music and the subversive rock ideologies embodied by groundbreaking gonzo music journalist Lester Bangs. “Collide/Escape," directed by Kristopher Apple, features an intermedia performance of poetry, narrative, instrumental music, sound design, and interactive video, by artists Christian Kjeldsen, Rachel Merfalen, Ariana Warren, Chris Warren, and GC alumni Marisol Benter and Stephen Silke. Lester Bangs, a 1968 alumnus of Grossmont College credited for coining the terms "punk" and "heavy metal," was honored in 2008 by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Foundation and the English Department with his own bronze "Walk of Fame" plaque in the college's Main Quad.


Novelist Tammy Greenwood

Wednesday, November 19
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Room 220
Local San Diego novelist Tammy Greenwood is the author of eight novels and a grant recipient of the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council. Her novel, Two Rivers, was named 2009 Best General Fiction Book at the San Diego Book Awards, and her book, Grace, was the San Diego Book Awards recipient in 2012. Five of her novels have been BookSense76/IndieBound picks. Her eighth and most recent novel, Bodies Of Water, was released in October 2013.


New Voices: A Student Reading

Monday, December 01
7:00 - 9:00 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 2014 semester with a reading and performance of original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, and other unique, evocative, and sometimes provocative forms of literary and spoken word art. The event is always a personal favorite for students and instructors.  The printed program includes read-along versions of the work, which is also available on-line.

Last Updated: 08/19/2016


2014 Banned Books

Fall 2014 Lester Bangs Memorial Reading: Collide/Escape

Fall 2014 Fall Readings Series poster

Fall 2014 Tammy Greenwood

Fall 2014 Student Reading

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