Ploughshares takes a look at the literary landscape of Southern California and finds not only our program and our literary magazine but also Dirty Laundry Lit, the reading series of our esteemed alum Natashia Deon, too.
The Lit Mamas are coming to town... We are a group of really funny, not so politically correct, moms who are all writers/performers coming together for The LIT MAMAS TOUR, in conjunction with Not Your Mama’s Mama– a series of recorded storytelling events about the crazy, inappropriate fun that we call motherhood. Otherwise known as, our everyday lives. We kiss boo-boos away all [...]
An Evening with Joan Didion from ALOUDla on Vimeo.
A powerful essay from Emily Rapp on how the disabled are perceived in the latest issue of Role/Reboot: “Oh, is that like the Special Olympics?” This is often the response I hear when I tell people that the Paralympics is the “parallel” Olympics that takes place after the “regular” Olympics (if one can refer to any elite sports event as [...]
Screenwriting student Anna Weinstein breaks down the films 21 Grams and Babel in the latest issue of Film International: Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga is best known for writing ensemble films about the effects of tragedy on human life—how tragedy can both pull apart and bring together. His scripts present a kaleidoscopic view of human interconnection, that people across cultures, borders, and class [...]
Our residency home, the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.
The Los Angeles Review of Books has nothing but good things to say about Deanne Stillman's latest: Stillman’s lyrical prose brings the desert north of Los Angeles to life as “a terrain of savage dignity, a vast amphitheater of startling wonders” that is home to “a strange brew of loners, outlaws, ultralight pilots, people hunkered in compounds behind KKK signs, [...]