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.


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