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Archive for January 4th, 2013



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 [...]

Andrea Lunsford Presents “The Role of Rhetoric (and Social and Other Media) Writing in 21st Century Universities”

January 4th, 2013

Andrea Lunsford, the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) at Stanford University, visited California State University, Long Beach on Friday, October 5, 2012 on behalf of CSULB’s Composition Program. A crowd of 85 faculty members and graduate students from CSULB and several other southern California [...]

2012-2013 Visiting Writers Series Features CSULB Graduate and Author Kristen-Paige Madonia

January 4th, 2013

The 2012-2013 Visiting Writers Series featured author Kristen-Paige Madonia on October 4th, 2012, at California State University, Long Beach’s Soroptomist House. Madonia read an abridged version of the first chapter of her first novel Fingerprints of You (Simon and Schuster, 2012) to a packed room. Following her reading, audience members asked Madonia several questions about her creative [...]

The First-Year Composition Program Updates Social Networking Site “Composition at the Beach”

January 4th, 2013

First-year composition program co-coordinator Dr. Sarah Arroyo (English) created the social networking site Composition at the Beach for CSULB students and faculty. In Arroyo’s continued efforts to develop a web presence for a program that introduces thousands of students each year to college-level academic writing, the site affords many practical potentials for both teaching and talking about [...]

English Graduate Students Present at the 2012 Young Rhetoricians’ Conference

January 4th, 2013

Graduate students of English Cortney Kimoto, Sarah Roussin, Corey Leis, and Brian Le presented the panel “Teaching and Learning in Evolving Hybrid Spaces” at the 2012 Young Rhetoricians’ Conference in Monterey, California on June 21st. Using California State University, Long Beach’s Composition at the Beach and other higher education web portals, they explored the theoretical and pedagogical concerns of [...]

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