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TUESDAY 4/23

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Writing Studio

Info meeting about a writing opportunity with ASAP - The Magazine

Learn about this upcoming opportunity through CCA’s Center for Impact

Coffee and tea served

ASAP - the Magazine, The Center for Impact at California College for the Arts is new, revitalized Center for stories, resources, partnerships, and projects in sustainability through the lens of Art & Design. We're generating an expansive resource of compelling stories of environmental and social impact that will be featured on the Center for Impact's new online magazine and website, set to launch this summer. Over time, we aspire to become an international resource and hub for breaking news, interviews, journalism, and long-form features in this exciting and innovative field, presented in groundbreaking forms of media. We’re currently offering opportunities for paid writing assignments at professional rates (.75 per word). Please contact Wes Miller, Deputy Director for the Center for Impact, for more information.

The latest from the MFA Writing program...

CCA Libraries Student Book Arts Competition

Books created for a class assignment during the 2018-19 school year are eligible. We select winners in 3 categories:

  • Handmade - Handmade books in any medium or form
  • Creative Content - Handmade or commercially printed book where the content is the primary consideration for judging (examples: photography, graphic design, comic books or graphic novels)
  • Research & Design - Handmade or commercially printed book where the design and research into the content of the book is the primary consideration for judging (example: graphic design).

*Any books which include the works of others must include proper citations.

Please let your students know about this competition - entries must be submitted between

May 1-10, 2019 to any CCA library branch.

For students continuing in the fall: here's the link to the All-College Honors Submissions Manager. 15-page max. Deadline is April 26.

Program Events

SUNDAY 5/19

2:30pm MFA Writing Program Graduation Celebration + Student readings; light refreshments. Graduating students can invite a maximum of 8 guests to attend. RSVP to Ben Austin with your guest list by Tuesday, April 9.

WEDNESDAY 5/1

4:30pm Community Dinner

WEDNESDAY 4/24

6:30pm Professor Tom Barbash reading from The Dakota Winters (Ecco) in the Nave Alcove Presentation Space, SF campus RSVP here.

MONDAY 4/22

Class of 2019 Craft Talks and Readings in the Writing Studio, Light pot luck supper served starting at 6 p.m.

Readings/talks: 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m., Writing Studio, 195 De Haro Street

- Scott Woods

- Anna Hertel

- Hillary Martin

MONDAY 4/8 Ecopoesis Presented by MFAW and Arch Ecologies Lab

Timothy Morton and Rita Shea Guffey Professor of English, Rice University Get tickets

Advocating Logics of future coexistence

Please join us on Monday, April 8, for the launch of The Ecopoesis Project, a multi-year sequence of collaborative think-tanks exploring front-line concerns around ecology, climate, and spatial expression. As our everyday lives are increasingly suffused by the impacts of climate change and climate chaos, The Ecopoesis Project will explore the language, syntax, diction, form, media, and representations of ecological uncertainty.

WEDNESDAY 4/3

4:30pm Community Dinner

TUESDAY 4/2

Noah Ballard (agent, Curtis Brown, NYC); Adam Nemett, MFA alum, author of We Shall Save Us All (Unnamed Press), and Rheea Mukherjee, MFA alum, author of The Body Myth (Unnamed Press), will join the MFA Writing Program for a day of workshop visits, one:one meetings with students, and industry/craft talks. Complete schedule coming in Wednesday program admin email.

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. IN CONVERSATION: Noah Ballard and Adam Nemett: THE PATH to PUBLICATION – Finding the right agent and the right publisher for your book in the Writing Studio.

-7:00 p.m. Adam Nemett and Rheea Mukherjee @ City Lights Booksellers

MONDAY 3/18

Class of 2019 Craft Talks and Readings in the Writing Studio, Light pot luck supper served starting at 6 p.m.

Readings/talks: 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m., Writing Studio, 195 De Haro Street

- Djenanway Se-Gahon

- Jasmyn McClelland

- Eric Dolan

WEDNESDAY 3/6

3:15 p.m. Charif Shanahan reading and discussing new work in the Writing Studio

4:30 p.m. Special guest Grant Faulkner, founder of NaNoWriMO, joins MFA Writing for monthly Community Dinner.

  • Both writers will have books for sale

MONDAY 3/4

Class of 2019 Craft Talks and Readings in the Writing Studio, Light pot luck supper served starting at 6 p.m.

Readings/talks: 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m., Writing Studio, 195 De Haro Street

- Gabriel Martinez

- Demetra Bowles Lathrop

- Lisa Wenzel

College-wide updates

For a full listing of important CCA dates please refer to the Academic Calendar.

MONDAY 5/20 Commencement Ceremony

MONDAY 4/5 Last day to withdraw from classes

MONDAY 4/1 Registration begins for Fall 2019

MONDAY 3/25 - SATURDAY 3/30 Spring break -- no courses