As this is my final semester at CalArts, there are various events coming up where, if you wish, you can hear my work read…aloud!
The CalArts MFA program encourages us to read off campus, to expand our audience to the greater Los Angeles community, therefore we host 4 off campus readings. I am curating and reading at the first venue: Mandrake Bar in Culver City, CA. There will be three events proceeding this one; the locations are: Skylight Bookstore, Pop Hop, and China Town.
Secondly, but most importantly is my Thesis Reading. At this event, I and two friends/classmates (Tiffanie and Lan–excellent writers) read larger excerpts from our theses. Each will read for about 20-30 minutes, then answer questions asked by our mentor, then answer questions asked by the audience. Afterward we will have a lovely reception. This reading takes place at CalArts in our dear Butler Building (home of the MFA writing program). This event is open to the public.
Lastly, the CalArts MFA writing program hosts a culminating event for its graduating students: the Next Words Showcase. This event takes place at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. REDCAT stands for Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre. REDCAT is a black box theatre and gallery space attached to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This venue not only hosts CalArts events, but also many well known artists, writers and performers of various forms. We are lucky to be able to read at this space!
Here are the details…
2692 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Sunday, March 18th, 8pm
California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
Thursday, May 10th, 7pm
Next Words Showcase
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sunday, May 13th, 7pm (I think!)
Hope you will be able to join me for these important events!