The annual Fall Reading Series (a.k.a., Fall Authors Series) presents a season of events celebrating literature, showcasing award-winning authors, and honoring the inspiration to write. Events are sponsored by the English Department and Creative Writing Program of Grossmont College, as well as a variety of other campus agencies and programs.
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Griffin Gate
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:
12:30 - 1:30 PM, Room 220
The English Department's Joe Medina hosts 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.
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.
3:00 Room 575
Kamla Kapur (a.k.a., Kamal 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 Readings 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.