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 include
Nadra Hess-Farina, Librarian: A Librarian’s Perspective
Michael Johnson, Student & Writer: Lenny Bruce: Censored
Sydney Brown, English Instructor: Hollywood and Censorship
Jenny Nolen, English Instructor: Censored Music
Karl Sherlock, English Instructor: Censorship and Fan Fiction
Dr. Theresa Ford, Counselor: Nappy Hair Banned
7 PM, Griffin Gate
The Grossmont College Creative Writing Program is pleased to present an evening with acclaimed poet and creative nonfiction writer Susan Luzzaro.
Luzzaro will read from her first volume of poems, The Flesh Envelope, in which we meet a brave and fiercely intelligent woman who has "recovered from senseless family tragedy to make a new life, raising her independent children, undergoing the daily dramas of empowerment (and doubt), and reflecting on the perils of politics and circumstances with both wisdom and humor."
The event is free and open to the public.
7 - 9 PM, Griffin Gate
An evening of original student-written fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, scripted drama, and novel excerpts.