The annual Fall Reading 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 - 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.
Contact Prof. Joe Medina for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Annual Lester Bangs Memorial Reading
7-8:30pm, Room 26-220
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.
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.
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 by the following students:
Nicholas A. Ruiz