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Archive for January, 2013



Writer’s Resource Lab 20th Anniversary Celebration

[ May 4, 2013; 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. ] Continental breakfast, a full lunch, and parking will be provided, and there will be special speakers, presentations, and tours of the current WRL facility.

More information will be announced in the coming weeks.

Spout Hill Press Releases Three Novellas by Gerald Locklin

January 18th, 2013

Spout Hill Press recently released Gerald Locklin’s Bear Trilogy: a reprint of The Case of the Missing Blue Volkswagen and the follow-up novellas Come Back, Bear and Last Tango in Long Beach.
As noted on the publisher’s website, Spout Hill Press is “dedicated to the beauty and elegance that can be found only in the novella. We publish works of this length because [...]

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA): Thesis Informational Session

[ February 6, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) welcomes students who are writing, or thinking about writing, a master’s thesis to the Thesis Informational Session led by Dr. Sarah Arroyo. In addition to Dr. Arroyo’s presentation, a panel will discuss the processes of writing a thesis, addressing such topics as writing a thesis proposal, forming a thesis [...]

Re/Inventions 2013: Graduate Student Conference — CFP Deadline Extended to February 15, 2013

[ February 15, 2013; ] The Annual Graduate Student Conference, Re/Inventions 2013, welcomes scholars from across the disciplines to submit abstracts that interrogate historical outlooks and consider future implications of the theme “Hysteria.”

The CFP deadline has been extended to Friday, February 15th, 2013. Please see the CFP for specific information about this year’s theme and submission guidelines. For more information, please visit the Re/Inventions page on the Department of [...]

Director Irek Dobrowolski Screens and Discusses His Award-Winning Documentary Film “The Portraitist”

January 7th, 2013

Director Irek Dobrowolski screened and discussed his award-winning Holocaust documentary film The Portraitist on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at CSULB’s University Student Union Auditorium. The Portraitist recounts the photography and story of Wilhelm Brasse who was sent to Auschwitz as a political prisoner in 1940. For five years, the Nazis forced Brasse, later nicknamed “the photographer of Auschwitz,” to [...]

Visiting Writers Series 2012-2013: Readings — Brantingham, Buckley, and Tayyar

[ April 11, 2013; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Join us for an evening of poetry, short fiction, and independent publishing talk, featuring poet John Brantingham, author of East of Los Angeles (Anaphora Press, 2011), short story writer Mike Buckley, author of Miniature Men (World Parade Books, 2011), and poet Paul Tayyar, publisher of World Parade Books.

All readings in the 2012-13 Visiting Writers Series are free and open to the public, and [...]

Visiting Writers Series 2012-2013: Reading — Christina Adams

[ March 7, 2013; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Christina Adams is the author of the memoir A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention, and Recovery (Berkley Books/Penguin USA, 2005).

All readings in the 2012-13 Visiting Writers Series are free and open to the public, and are co-sponsored by CSULB’s Department of English, English Students’ Association (ESA), and HipPoetics Creative Writing Club.

This event is supported by [...]

Boak Ferris Named Inside CSULB Author of the Month for December 2012

January 4th, 2013

Boak Ferris was named Inside CSULB Author of the Month for December 2012. His e-book for children Stewart and the Magic Carpet (Ion Publishing LLC 2012) follows Stewart the Penguin, an Antarctica native and intrepid explorer, who dreams of the day penguins will fly.
Ferris arrived at CSULB in 1977 after starting teaching at California State University, Northridge in 1975.

Tyler Dilts Named Inside CSULB Author of the Month for November 2012

January 4th, 2013

Tyler Dilts was named Inside CSULB Author of the Month for November 2012. His book The Pain Scale (Thomas & Mercer, 2012) is the second in the Danny Beckett series; A Kink of Infinite Space (AmazonEncore, 2010) is the first. Dilts received his M.F.A. from California State University, Long Beach, where he now teaches. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher [...]

2012-2013 Visiting Writers Series Features Authors Paula Priamos and James Brown

January 4th, 2013

The 2012-2013 Visiting Writers Series featured authors Paula Priamos and James Brown on November 1st, 2012, at California State University, Long Beach’s Soroptomist House. Priamos read the first chapter of her recently published memoir The Shyster’s Daughter (Etruscan Press, 2012), and Brown read excerpts from his acclaimed memoir This River(Counterpoint, 2011). Following their readings, audience members asked Priamos [...]

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