Goodwin did not get her butt of sack, and she hasn't been given an honorarium, either. Nobody has mentioned gas money. She has two daughters, Naomi and Izzy. Her husband, Nick, is a plumber, and she scratches out a living teaching night classes at Stanford and day classes at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco and Oakland.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
Tia Chucha, 2013
Paperback, 80 pages, $14.95
4-Headed Woman by Writing faculty member Opal Palmer Adisa is a journey into and through womanhood, from preadolescence through menopause, and an exploration of women’s relations with one another. The poems employ female domestic imagery to name different types of breads found throughout the world, from coconut to pita. The poems in the second section focus specifically on menses, weaving together biological, folk, and cultural aspects in a humorous tone. The third section, "Graffiti Poem," comprises poems centered around college restrooms, which Adisa sees as a site of communication for students on a wide variety of social-sexual issues.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by David Morini
Once approved, her position will take a two-year term, from January 2014 to December 2015. A committee of San Mateo County supervisors chose Goodwin out of a pool of 15 nominations.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Tom Barbash at Mrs. Dalloway's Books in Berkeley for a reading from "Stay Up With Me"
His recent effort, however, a recently published collection of short stories, titled Stay Up With Me (Ecco/HarperCollins), puts him among some of the most celebrated writers of the day.
Barbash, who wrote the novel The Last Good Chance and the bestselling nonfiction work On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick & 9/11: A Story of Loss & Renewal, has also had his fiction appear in Tin House magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Indiana Review, among other publications.
He is no stranger to seeing his words in print.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Allison Byers
Barbash has published two books previously: the award-winning novel The Last Good Chance, based on the years he spent reporting in upstate New York, and the New York Times bestseller On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11, a nonfiction account of the revival of the financial services firm after it lost nearly seven hundred employees in the Twin Towers. He teaches in the MFA program at California College of the Arts and lives in Marin County, Calif.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Jim Norrena
MFA Program in Writing and Writing and Literature Program chair Aimee Phan, author of The Reeducation of Cherry Truong and We Should Never Meet, was featured today in "Motherload: Adventures in Parenting," a New York Times blog that "covers it all -- homework, sex, child care, eating habits, sports, technology, the work-family balance, and much more."
Her piece, "The Price of Urban Family Living," is a response -- one might say reaction -- to the recently released figures by the Economic Policy Institute that prescribe what income is necessary to live modestly.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
JackLeg Press, 2013
Paperback, 80 pages, $13
These are poems of rot and salt, dragonflies and kinked reeds, where the world is always with us -- raw and omnipresent, beautiful and terrible. Here poems navigate physical and metaphysical landscapes, embodying experience and a world both awful and awe-full: 'when the mind / has grown plumes delicate / as tubeworms in the driftwood / in the sponge and scarlet / blood star tough as tongues / as the sea whip clicking.'Read the rest
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 by Rachel Walther
An "elective" at art school is in many ways the opposite of what the term means for a traditional university student. Rather than taking a painting class for fun in between economics and political science, art students have to decide what math class to fit in between their painting courses.
All undergraduates at CCA (except Architecture majors) are required to take 51 units of Humanities and Sciences coursework, which by the time they graduate ends up representing about a third of their total units.
All of these courses are highly rigorous. Some are essential and required (for instance writing and art history) but many are creatively designed electives open to students in all majors. In "Bad Science at the Movies," for instance, professor Christine Metzger uses preposterous representations of geology and climate change in popular films to launch an in-depth survey of environmental science.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 by Jim Norrena
A new guest lecture series presented by MFA in Comics!
In celebration of the arrival of the inaugural MFA in Comics class, California College of the Arts will host "Comics in the City," a summer guest speaker series featuring four of the most talented creators in comics today.
Each Friday in July, the speaker series will highlight various aspects of the comics medium -- from independent publishing to the craft of writing the most iconic superheroes.Read the rest
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