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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.   

Thursday, September 28

Celebration of Banned Books Reading

7:00 - 9:00 PM, Griffin Gate

2006 Banned Books program

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


Tuesday, November 7

poet and author Susan Luzzaro

7 PM, Griffin Gate

The Flesh Envelope2006 FRS Susan Luzzaro portrait

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.  


2006 Fall New Voices flierWednesday, November 13

Student Reading

7 - 9 PM, Griffin Gate 
An evening of original student-written fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, scripted drama, and novel excerpts.