The CalArts MFA Writing Program and the CalArts School of Critical Studies present NextWords—a series of readings featuring new work by graduating MFA Writing students.
Please join us for the first two readings in the NextWords series at Skylight Books on Saturday, March 24 at 5pm and Friday March 30 at 7:30pm!
NextWords at Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Saturday, March 24th at 5pm
Readers: Allison Carter, Daiana Feuer, Cory Garfin, Gerard Olson & Daniel Ruiz.
Allison Carter is an LA-based writer. Her work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in: Fence, P-Queue, 5_trope, The Big Ugly Review, 3rd Bed, Horse Less Review, 400 Words, and others.
Daiana Feuer writes fiction, with two novels and a screenplay in the works. She dabbles in video and pursues journalism. She interns at URB Magazine, and was editor of Artizen, the CalArts literary magazine. She is also interested in cartoons, tv, business, food and nature.
Cory Garfin lives and writes in a very blue apartment in Los Feliz. He is currently working on a collection of short, thematically linked, mixed genre pieces. Despite prevalent rumors, Cory has never actually been a pirate, but he is on staff at L.A.’s best bookstore, Skylight Books.
Gerard Olson was home-schooled in the dark forests of northern California’s Cascade mountain range. He did not attend high school. His fiction has been published in Opium magazine.
Daniel Ruiz is a fiction writer, poet, and highway brigand. Though he has several major works in progress, he is presently surviving off his good looks and charm.
Friday, March 30th at 7:30pm
Readers: Honey Crawford, David Earle, Maximus Kim, Leila Nichols & Nadine Rambeau.
Honey Crawford is a writer and actor. She has performed with Second City Chicago, Victory Gardens Theater, The Ma'at Association for African American Centered Theater, and Shakespeare Festival, LA. Honey is currently working on a dramatic/poetic text and an epistolary novel.
David P. Earle is a writer and sound artist. He is currently working on a series of essays and flash meditations called Done and Left Undone. He has made sound installations for a number of exhibitions including “Really Real” at Chicago Gallery 312 and the touring broadcast “Radio Transmission Orchestra.”
Maximus Kim is a literary terrorist and personal assistant to Chris Kraus. His novella-length manuscripts include I Dreamt I Was Kathy Acker, One Haiku About Eighteen Things and Break Bloom, Burn! His doctoral candidacy in the UK begins in the fall.
Leila Nichols is presently working on two projects, a semi-autobiography based on loosely interpreted facts and a short book of poetry.
Nadine Rambeau is a prose poet and short fiction writer. She also co-developed a puppet film that was recently named Best Short Fiction Video at the M.C.C. Video Festival in San Francisco.
Upcoming readings in the NextWords series include:
High Energy Constructs
Saturday April 21, 2007 at 8pm
Readers: Danielle Adair, Emily Eklund, Nicholas Grider, Joe Potts, Beth S. McNamara & Molly McPhee
990 N. Hill Street, Suite 180
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre (RedCat)
Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 3pm
A Showcase of Graduating MFA Writing Students
631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012