September 14: Fiction Reading with Nicholson Baker
Fiction writer and essayist with an exacting eye for the minutia that comprises our daily lives, dedicated himself to a year of public school teaching. Substitute is imbued with Baker’s singular voice and narrative panache.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm, Balch Auditorium, Scripps College
September 15: Essayist Jeff Chang
Chang, best known for his writing on hip-hop, and as founding editor for Colorlines Magazine, turns his eye to the troubling and ongoing issues of race in America. His latest book of essays, We Gon’ Be Alright, moves from Ferguson to the Ivory Tower, examining how activists and social media have emerged as the greatest catalysts for protest and, ultimately, change.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm, Garrison Theater, Scripps College
September 19: Poetry Reading with Anna Moschovakis
Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 4:15 pm, Ena Thompson Reading Room, Pomona College
September 27: Spoken Word Poetry with Kelly Tsai
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 6:45 pm, Athenaeum, CMC
October 5: Small Press Festival
12:15 – 2:30 Book Fair, McConnell Living Room.
2:45 – 4:00 Publishers’ Panel with Chiwan Choi (Writ Large Press), Cati Porter (Inlandia Institute), Harold Abramowitz (Eohippus Labs), Jen Hofer (Libros Antena Books), and Neelanjana Banerjee (Kaya Press). Broad Center Performance Space.
4:15 – 5:30 Reading with Rachel McLeod Kaminer (Writ Large Press), Kenji Liu and Angela Peñaredondo (Inlandia Institute), Myriam Gurba (Eohippus Labs), Jen Hofer (Libros Antena Books), and Amarnath Ravva (Kaya Press). Broad Center Performance Space.
October 6: Visual Artist and Memoirist Molly Crabapple
Visual artist and memoirist, Crabapple’s work has taken her from burlesque shows in New York City, to the torture trials in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. With enviable candor (and vivid portraiture) she explores the role of the artist in contemporary society, all the while reflecting on the particular challenges of being a woman in a medium where men and their work are often privileged.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm, Garrison Theater, Scripps College
October 7: Poetry Reading with Ross Gay, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Award Winner
Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm, CGU Art Gallery, 251 E. 10th St., Claremont Graduate University
October 10: Poetry Reading with Rodrigo Toscano
Monday, October 10, 2016 @ 4:15 pm, Ena Thompson Reading Room, Pomona College
October 11: Novelist and Scripps Alum Nora Zelevansky
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 @ 12:15 pm, Hampton Room, Scripps College
November 3: Chef and Writer Eddie Huang
Restaurateur, chef, and writer, Huang’s memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, took on race and assimilation in America and became the first television program on a major network to feature an Asian family. Food and the ties that bind, continue to obsess him. Double Cup Love, published this past June, reveals a man a cross-roads between his past and his future.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm, Garrison Theater, Scripps College
November 9: Fiction Reading with Christopher Sorrentino
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 4:15 pm, Ena Thompson Reading Room, Pomona College
March 22: Fiction Reading with Dana Spiotta
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 4:15 pm, Ena Thompson Reading Room, Pomona College
March 28: Poetry Reading with Ari Banias
Ari Banias is the author of Anybody, forthcoming from W.W. Norton in September 2016. He was born in Los Angeles, grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and currently lives in Berkeley, CA. He holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, where he was a teaching fellow. The author of a chapbook, What’s Personal is Being Here With All of You (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2012), his poems appear in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, FIELD, Guernica, The Offing, The Volta, and as part of the exhibition Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects. He is the recipient of the 2014 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2012 Campbell Corner Prize, and has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner Fellowship program.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 4:15 pm, Pitzer College
April 17: Poetry Reading with John Yau
Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 4:15 pm, Ena Thompson Reading Room, Pomona College
April 20: Tufts Poetry Awards
Thursday, April 20, 2017, Claremont Graduate University