Author and educator Brian Kiteley kicks off the 2011-12 MFA Writing Program's Visiting Artists Series at CalArts with talks and lectures scheduled for today and tomorrow.
Tonight in Butler Building #4 from 7-9:30 pm, Kiteley discusses his works, including his third and most recent novel, The River Gods (2009, FC2 books) and The 4 A.M. Breakthrough (2009, Writer's Digest Books) a compendium of innovative fiction writing exercises and advice. Currently, Kiteley is working on a book of travel memories while on leave from the University of Denver, where he serves as a Professor of English and Creative Writing.
On Friday (Sept. 23) at 2 pm in the CalArts Library, Kiteley presents the lecture, Between the Lines: Reading Craft, Writing Exercises. By putting writing exercises in a context, Kiteley helps the writer “[read] between the lines"—finding information that reveals creative preoccupations to help hone the craft.
Both events are free and open to the public.
The 2011-12 MFA Writing Program's Visiting Artists Series, curated by Critical Studies faculty member Tisa Bryant, welcomes a number of other acclaimed writers to CalArts. Here's the rest of the fall schedule:
- Oct. 6: Visual artist and writer Brandon Downing
- Oct. 13-15: Tomorrowland Forever: &NOW Festival of Innovative Writing (held at UC San Diego)
- Oct. 16 at 7 pm: Ugly Feelings: Wayne Koestenbaum, Maggie Nelson & Jack Halberstam (at REDCAT)
- Oct. 20: Poets Dolores Dorantes & Jen Hofer
- Nov. 3: Kate Zambreno, author and prose editor at Nightboat Books
- Nov. 16: Writer Ariana Reines
- Dec. 1: Poet and educator Cedar Sigo
- Dec. 15: Writer and performer Camille Roy
Unless otherwise noted, all events are Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in Butler Building #4. For additional information, please visit the MFA Writing Program.