Fingers Crossed for the Endangered Literature Class

By Megan McNaughton
FROM: The Corsair

BridgetteWith her long purple dress, aqua hair, and strong spirit, Professor Bridgette Robinson walks into Santa Monica College’s (SMC) Drescher Hall 212, greets her English 1 class, and begins to read along to Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors’ novel “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.” She easily commands the attention of the room; her students sit on the edge of their seats listening.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/16/18 –4/22/18

Chiwan Choi & Open Mic at Woodbury University  

downloadFirst Press Reading series and Moira Literary Magazine, welcome author Chiwan Choi, who will present his recent book-length poem, The Yellow House. Choi is also a partner at Writ Large Press, a Los Angeles-based indie publisher, focused on using literary arts to resist, disrupt, and transgress.

This second event in the series will also feature an Open Mic (one short piece and/or two minutes of reading time). Please join us and share some of your work. Also, please RSVP if you can at website link.

Where: Woodbury University, Enkeboll Library Courtyard

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91504

Website: http://moriaonline.com/reading-series/

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Santa Monica Review To Celebrate 30th Anniversary

by Grace Singh Smith

From: SMC In Focus

LEADThis year—fall 2018—marks the 30th anniversary of Santa Monica Review (SMR). The national literary arts journal published by Santa Monica College (SMC) showcases the work of established authors alongside emerging writers, with a focus on West Coast fiction and nonfiction; it happens to be the only nationally-distributed literary journal at a community college.

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