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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nancy Sommers Explores the Important Topic of Responding to Student Writing to Inspire Revision

January 3rd, 2013

Renowned scholar, teacher, and writing program administrator Nancy Sommers (Harvard) visited California State University, Long Beach on Friday, November 18th, 2011, on behalf of CSULB’s Composition Program. Her presentation and workshop focused on the important topic of responding to student writing to inspire revision.
Sommers began her presentation by prompting audience members to consider “the pleasures [...]

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