Writing News

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by Laura Braun

Calamity West is a Chicago-based award-winning playwright. Her most recent productions include "The Peacock" (Jackalope Theatre), "The Gacy Play" (Sideshow Theatre), "Common Hatred" (The Ruckus), and "Ibsen Is Dead!" Her play "Give It All Back" was commissioned by Sideshow Theatre in 2015 and was cited on The Kilroys List the same year. In February 2016 her newest play, "Rolling," will receive its world premiere at Jackalope Theatre.

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

Since leaving Stanford in 2012, she began pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing at California College of the Arts' San Francisco campus.

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Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 by Jim Norrena

Marlon James, fall 2015 MFA in Writing master writer in residence

MFA in Writing master writer-in-residence Marlon James has been shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications), which marks the first time a Jamaican writer has been shortlisted for this noteworthy annual literary award.

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Laura Braun

The Booker prize judges didn’t go “looking for diversity” this year, said chair Michael Wood, but they were “slightly relieved” to find it: and it’s evident in the fact that American domination hasn’t come to pass in quite the way some people feared when the prize was opened up in 20

Posted on Friday, September 11, 2015 by Laura Braun

I majored in American studies at Stanford University (1989) and studied law at Harvard (1994). I practiced law in the Bay Area in the 1990s before returning to Stanford to serve in various roles including dean of freshmen, a position I created and held for a decade. In my final three years at Stanford, I was associate vice provost for undergraduate education and dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising, and in 2010 I received the university’s Lloyd W.

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

During her time as a Stanford University dean, Julie Lythcott-Haims saw a deluge of book-smart students who didn't have the skills to live independently. Lythcott-Haims joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss her new book, "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success."

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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 by Laura Braun

When did the central aim of parenting become preparing children for success? This reigning paradigm, which dictates that every act of nurturing be judged on the basis of whether it will usher a child toward a life of accomplishment or failure, embodies the fundamental insecurity of global capitalist culture, with its unbending fixation on prosperity and the future. It’s no surprise that parenting incites such heated debates, considering how paradoxical these principles can be when they’re applied to children.

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Bernardi, an installation artist and printmaker, is a professor at the California College of the Arts. Born in Argentina, her work investigating crimes in that country has led her to teach on art and human rights.

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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Six Plus One: CCA Writers Speak: Faith Adiele (“Meeting Faith”), Dodie Bellamy (“The TV Sutras”), Gloria Frym (“The True Patriot”), Elaine Kahn (“Women In Public”), Kevin Killian, Joseph Lease (“Testify”), and Shanthi Sekaran (“The Prayer Room”)

Of politics, poetry, memoirs and art: A dynamic set of readings by six brilliant writers who teach at California College of the Arts, as well as one CCA alumna. (The Marsh Cabaret)

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Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Laura Braun

Musician, poet, artist, Elaine Kahn was born in Evanston, Illinois and is currently based in Oakland, California. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BA from California College of the Arts. Kahn is the author of three poetry chapbooks, A Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse(2012), Customer (2010), and Radiant Bottle Caps (2008), and is a contributor to Art Papers. Her music project, Horsebladder, has toured widely throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is also co-founder of the feminist puppet troop P.