On Friday, April 17, the Writing Now Reading Series introduces “Across Social Distance,” a literary marathon hosted by American performance artist, poet, and School of Critical Studies faculty Gabrielle Civil. Readers include CalArts faculty Michael Leong, Stephen van Dyck (Critical Studies-Music-IM MFA 09), and Carribean Fragoza (Critical Studies MFA 10).
Readers are allotted 10 minute readings, followed by short conversations. The schedule is as follows:
- 1 pm: Andrea Abi-Karam
- 1:30 pm: Stephen van Dyck
- 2 pm: Lara Mimosa Montes
- 2:30 pm: T Kira Madden
- 3 pm: Michael Leong
- 3:30 pm: Carribean Fragoza
Structured around the work of several visiting contemporary writers, the Writing Now Reading Series and Seminar is a required course for CalArts MFA Creative Writing graduate students that showcases vibrant new modalities for writing that refresh today’s interconnected creative fields. Writing Now offers inspiring points of contact and critical conversation about writing process and practice between visiting writers, students and local audiences, with an eye for fostering the collaborative, the future-forward, and the unexpected in literature.
“Writing Now+ Across Social Distance” is hosted in conjunction with the MFA Creative Writing Program’s Accepted Students Event, and is open to CalArts students, staff, alums, and faculty. Writers and artists around the globe are also invited to tune in via Zoom.