Tom Barbash of Mill Valley is the author of the award-winning novel “The Last Good Chance” and the nonfiction book “On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick & 9/11: A Story of Loss & Renewal,” which was a New York Times bestseller. His collection of short stories, “Stay Up With Me,” was published in 2013. He is teaching writing at California College of the Arts and working on a new novel due out next year. He is married and has a 7-year-old son.
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Laura Braun
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Katherine Robards
Playwright Calamity West (MFA Writing 2007) is one of 10 Chicago-based female artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities who work in the performing, teaching, and visual arts who received a prestigious 3Arts Award, which carries with it a no-strings-attached $25,000 cash award!
Since West left CCA, she has been continually working with theater companies -- playwriting and producing plays. Her work has appeared locally (San Francisco), nationally (Chicago), and internationally (Melbourne).
Most recent full-length productions of West's work: Ibsen is Dead, The Peacock (Jackalope Theatre Company); The Gacy Play (Sideshow Theatre Company); and Common Hatred (The Ruckus).
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Chris Bliss
This creates the unprecedented opportunity for the two publications to continue to serve a broad community while enabling students to learn professional skills in publishing and to conceive of new audiences for their ideas.
As the publisher, CCA will serve as the fiscal agent for Art Practical and Daily Serving. The two publications have been run as independent entities since their founding in 2006 (DS) and 2009 (AP).
Each will retain its core mission, editorial vision, and autonomy in all areas, including content, staffing, and programming.
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Jim Norrena
"The aim of the publication is to provide a forum for risk and experimentation and to serve as an exchange between writers and artists," explains longtime faculty editor Hugh Behm-Steinberg,
Ongoing Tribute to Burmese Writers
A new feature of Eleven Eleven now includes a section devoted to Burmese writers. Starting with issue 18, Eleven Eleven will feature several Burmese writers (both in Burmese and in English translation) in all forthcoming online issues.
Posted on Monday, January 5, 2015 by Laura Braun
Tom Barbash: Wrote the novel “The Last Good Chance” and nonfiction book “On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, & 9/11: A Story of Loss & Renewal.” Teaches at California College of the Arts.
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Laura Braun
In his first collection, Stay Up With Me (Simon and Schuster £12.99), Tom Barbash finds radiance among the wreckage with tales of love, confusion and estrangement. A charming writer, Barbash draws the reader in with classic American craftsmanship. Even when they break your heart, you want to stay up with these New York stories.
Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 by Laura Braun
Mary Behm-Steinberg Hugh Behm-Steinberg is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and the recipient of an NEA fellowship. His books include The Opposite of Work (JackLeg Press) and Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books), as well as several chapbooks including Sorcery (Dusie Chapbook Kollektiv) and Good Morning! (Deconstructed Artichoke Press).
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 by Laura Braun
Shebooks' sweet spot is short memoir, balanced with fiction and journalism. Oakland travel writer and author Faith Adiele, who teaches writing at California College of the Arts and the Grotto, where she's a member, published her funny, biting cross-cultural take on dealing with her fibroids, "The Nigerian-Nordic Girl's Guide to Lady Problems," in December.
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Lindsey Westbrook