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Thank you for your interest in the 24th Annual Literary Arts Festival. In consideration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coronavirus guidelines and Governor Gavin Newsom's "Stay at Home" order for the state of California, the 2020 LAF has been canceled. The Grossmont College campus currently remains closed to all students, faculty, and visitors until further notice. We do not know at this time when these LAF events can be rescheduled, but we hope the writers and our community can join us when it is again safe to do so and the campus resumes its normal operations. Thank you for your understanding. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy hiatus, and we truly hope to see you again soon.   


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Calendar At-a-Glance
Except where noted otherwise, all events held in Griffin Gate, southwest outside corner of Student Center, Bldg 60.

Monday/April 20
  • 11AM-12:15PM WHY LIT MATTERS panel hosted by Professors LISA LEDRI and SARAH MARTIN
  • 7-8:15PM poet CHRIS BARON reading / book signing 

Tuesday/April 21

  • 7-8:15PM NEW VOICES student reading (Building 26, Room 220)

Wednesday/April 22

  • 12:30-1:45PM fiction writer/memoirist ROB ROBERGE reading / book signing
  • 7-8:15PM essayist and fairytale author LILY HOANG reading / book signing + LAF Writing Contest Winners 

Thursday/April 23

  • 12:30PM-1:45PM fiction writer and novelist JULIA DIXON EVANS reading / book signing
  • 7-8:30PM poet DANEZ SMITH reading / book signing + Student Poets of Point Loma HS 

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The events of the 24th Annual Literary Arts Festival are made possible in large part by funding it receives from external sources and grants, without which we would not be able to bring living literature and authors to our campus and community, free of cost. Our heartfelt thanks to Grossmont College’s World Arts & Cultures Committee; the generously giving patrons of the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca College’s Creative Writing Fund; and our Fall 2019 Creative Write-a-Thon participants and sponsors. Thank you for all your support!  


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