Thursday, January 31, 2008

Edwin Torres reading at CSUSM Feb 21

Please join us on Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m. for the next reading in the Community and World Literary Series at California State University, San Marcos, featuring Edwin Torres.

The reading will be held on the Cal State San Marcos campus in the Grand Salon (Room 113) of the M. Gordon Clarke Field House. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a fee for on-campus parking.

Edwin Torres has collaborated with a wide range of artists, creating performances that intermingle poetry with vocal & physical improvisation, sound-elements and visual theater. He has received poetry fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Foundation For Contemporary Performance Art, The Poets Fund and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He has taught workshops at Naropa University, St. Marks Poetry Project, Bard College, Mills College and Miami University, among others. His work has been widely published and his CD Holy Kid (Kill Rock Stars Records) was part of The Whitney Museum’s exhibition, The American Century Pt. II. His books include I Hear Things People Haven’t Really Said, Fractured Humorous (Subpress), The All-Union Day Of The Shock Worker (Roof Books) and The PoPedology Of An Ambient Language (Atelos Books).

Event Information:

Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m.
Grand Salon (Room 113)
M. Gordon Clarke Field House
California State University, San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
Campus Maps and Directions:
For more information, or to sign on to our mailing list to receive announcements of future events, check out our website:

Friday, January 25, 2008

What's Happening in Spring 2008

Hello CSUSM Community and Friends:

I just wanted to let you know about events coming this spring in the CSUSM Community and World Literary Series and some ways of keeping informed about them. I hope you will consider coming out to join us for what should be an exciting spring of excellent literary events.

An anthology of work by past writers in the series can be found on our website:

Other occasional updates about the series can be found at our literary series blog:

Please feel free to post any comments about these events on the blog.

Also, if you would like announcements of these readings sent to you individually, or you know someone on or off campus who might like to receive information about the readings, you will find a link at both the website and the blog where people can add an e-mail address and subscribe to the newsletter.

All on campus readings this spring are free and take place Thursdays at 7 p.m. The readings are currently scheduled to be held in the Grand Salon (room 113) of the M. Gordon Clarke Field House, although changes in location are possible. Location information will be sent out with the announcement for each reading.

Coming to campus in spring 2008:

February 21: Edwin Torres. Internationally known poet and performance artist Edwin Torres has to be seen and heard to be believed, and now you’re going to get your chance. He is one of the most well-known authors from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City, which has been featured in several television documentaries, including The United States of Poetry.

April 10: Joyelle McSweeney. McSweeney is one of the up-and-coming young stars of American literature, the author of several books of poetry and two recent books of speculative fiction.

April 24: Barbara Henning. Novelist and poet, Henning is one of the most adventurous figures in contemporary literature. Whether she’s writing about inner city Detroit, other places where she’s lived like New York City or Santa Fe, or of her many long visits to India, Henning’s work is always startling and thought-provoking and concerned with both daily life and the spiritual.

Also, please be aware of the following special off campus event, not sponsored by CSUSM but featuring one of our own community members. On Tuesday, February 5 at 6 p.m., CSUSM Professor Sandra Doller will be reading along with Fanny Howe at the San Diego Museum of Art as part of the Poets in the Galleries series. More information about that event can be found at:

I look forward to seeing you at events this spring.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Spring 2008 events

Thursday, February 21: Edwin Torres

Thursday, April 10: Joyelle McSweeney

Thursday, April 24: Barbara Henning

All readings are at 7 p.m.

Readings will be held in the Grand Salon (Rm. 113) of M. Gordon Clarke Field House. Location is subject to change, so please check back for updates.