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Summer 2019

8/26/19
Summer 2019 Issue of Alchemy Is Live

Alchemy 15, UCSD’s online student-edited journal of translation, is now live. This issue is devoted to Science Fiction, as a translational practice, and translation of Sci Fi. Congratulations to Editor in Chief, Iliria Osum (Adriana Tosun), and her editorial team, on a beautiful issue.


7/17/19
MFA students will be presenting at the 2019 &Now Festival of Innovative Writing.

Siloh Radovsky (MFA), Adriana Tosun (MFA), and Nina Mamikunian (UCSD Librarian, Curator for the Archive for New Poetry) will present "Hannah Weiner, Wellness, and Critical Archival Praxis."

Carlito Beal (MFA) will present about hybrid forms.


7/12/19
MFA student Carlito Espudo won the 2019 OutWrite Chapbook Competition in poetry for "boy if"!!!

"boy if" will published in a limited run through Neon Hemlock, so go order your copy at NeonHemlock.com/store before it's too late.


7/13/19
MFA alumni John Pluecker is exhibiting a new body of work called The Unsettlements: Dad through August 18 at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. "The exhibition is focused on my father, on his life and his parents' lives here in Houston from the 1910s through the 1970s. I worked with him, the archive, and other family members to identify sites of trauma, violence, memory, forgetting, or loss in the local area, and then did a series of rituals at those sites: observing, walking, wandering, using my phone camera to take video and photos, and finally gathering materials from the sites to make what became the "object poems" that are at the core of the exhibition." The exhibition will be part of citysinging, the 2018/2019 Artist Studio Program Exhibition, curated by Laura August. 

Events

11/20 - Katherine Factor

The New Writing Series welcomes author Katherine Factor. Free event. Open to the public.

10/23 - Amy Berkowitz

The New Writing Series welcomes author Amy Berkowitz. Free event. Open to the public.

10/19 - Drop In & Write Session with T.m. Lawson

Featuring Guest Leader and UCSD MFA in Writing Grad Student T.m. Lawson! 

T.m. Lawson is a poet and writer in San Diego, currently earning his MFA in Writing at UCSD. He likes to work with graphic narratives and is currently at work on a graphic novella, Bad Trip. Find more of his work at tmlawson.com.

Drop-In Writing-From-Prompt Session / Writers’ Block

Bring your pen and a notebook to an hour of writerly fun. Includes prompt(s), time to write, and time to share if you like.  Prompts vary and might include visual media, short phrases, and more. Always free. No critiquing. No homework ever. No experience necessary — open to all levels of writers and wannabees, ages 18 and up. 

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!

Where

Saturday, October 19, from 12 to 1 PM

La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 

Please share with anyone you think would be interested!

10/5 - Drop In & Write Session with Carlito Espudo

Featuring Guest Leader and UCSD MFA in Writing Grad Student Carlito Espudo! 

Carlito Espudo is a SoCal native, born and raised in Palm Springs, California (Organic Certified) (not really). He specializes in cross-genre forms, or, as his parents call it: “that weird poetry with pictures.” He is an amateur zine maker, lover of puns, and definitely wants to see pictures of your pets. His most recent projects revolve around the themes of family, culture, and memory.

Drop-In Writing-From-Prompt Session / Writers’ Block

Bring your pen and a notebook to an hour of writerly fun. Includes prompt(s), time to write, and time to share if you like.  Prompts vary and might include visual media, short phrases, and more. Always free. No critiquing. No homework ever. No experience necessary — open to all levels of writers and wannabees, ages 18 and up. 

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!

Where

Saturday, October 5, from 12 to 1 PM

La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 

Please share with anyone you think would be interested!

10/2 - Craig Santos Perez

The New Writing Series welcomes author Craig Santos Perez. Free event. Open to the public.

9/7 - Drop In & Write Session with Siloh Radovsky

Drop In & Write with Siloh Radovsky! 

Siloh Radovsky is a prose writer and visual artist who received her B.A. from the Evergreen State College. She writes primarily at the intersections of personal essay and fiction. Siloh’s research interests include medicine, objectivity, and structures of care. The author of numerous illustrated zines, her work has also been published in Teen Vogue, Inkwell, and Olympia’s small-scale Sundae Theory. Siloh is in the MFA in Writing program at UCSD.

Drop-In Writing-From-Prompt Session / Writers’ Block

Bring your pen and a notebook to an hour of writerly fun. Includes prompt(s), time to write, and time to share if you like. Prompts vary and might include visual media, short phrases, and more. Always free. No critiquing. No homework ever. No experience necessary — open to all levels of writers and wannabees, ages 18 and up. First and third Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!

Where

Saturday, September 7, from 12 to 1 PM

La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 

Please share with anyone you think would be interested!

8/17 - Drop In & Write Session with Adriana Tosun

Drop In & Write with Adriana Tosun! 

Adriana Tosun is from New Jersey but now makes art in San Diego, where she is pursuing her MFA in Writing at UCSD. Her work has been installed and performed in New York and London, and was most recently published in The Adirondack Review.

Drop-In Writing-From-Prompt Session / Writers’ Block

Bring your pen and a notebook to an hour of writerly fun. Includes prompt(s), time to write, and time to share if you like.  Prompts vary and might include visual media, short phrases, and more. Always free. No critiquing. No homework ever. No experience necessary — open to all levels of writers and wannabees, ages 18 and up. 

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!

Where

Saturday, August 17, from 12 to 1 PM

La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 

Please share with anyone you think would be interested!

8/3 - Drop In & Write Session with T.m. Lawson

Featuring Guest Leader and UCSD MFA in Writing Grad Student T.m. Lawson! 

T.m. Lawson is a poet and writer in San Diego, currently earning his MFA in Writing at UCSD. He likes to work with graphic narratives and is currently at work on a graphic novella, Bad Trip. Find more of his work at tmlawson.com.

Drop-In Writing-From-Prompt Session / Writers’ Block

Bring your pen and a notebook to an hour of writerly fun. Includes prompt(s), time to write, and time to share if you like.  Prompts vary and might include visual media, short phrases, and more. Always free. No critiquing. No homework ever. No experience necessary — open to all levels of writers and wannabees, ages 18 and up. 

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!

Where

Saturday, August 3, from 12 to 1 PM

La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 

Please share with anyone you think would be interested!

7/20 - Drop In & Write Session with Carlito Espudo

Featuring Guest Leader and UCSD MFA in Writing Grad Student Carlito Espudo! 

Carlito Espudo is a SoCal native, born and raised in Palm Springs, California (Organic Certified) (not really). He specializes in cross-genre forms, or, as his parents call it: “that weird poetry with pictures.” He is an amateur zine maker, lover of puns, and definitely wants to see pictures of your pets. His most recent projects revolve around the themes of family, culture, and memory.

Drop-In Writing-From-Prompt Session / Writers’ Block

Bring your pen and a notebook to an hour of writerly fun. Includes prompt(s), time to write, and time to share if you like.  Prompts vary and might include visual media, short phrases, and more. Always free. No critiquing. No homework ever. No experience necessary — open to all levels of writers and wannabees, ages 18 and up. 

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!

Where

Saturday, July 20, from 12 to 1 PM

La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 

Please share with anyone you think would be interested!

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&Now Festival
of Innovative Writing

September 19–22, 2019
University of Washington, Bothell


Alchemy Journal
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ummer 2019
 Sci Fi Issue 
MFA Program Director
Lily Hoang

MFA Graduate Coordinator
Tania Mayer
(858) 534-8849
mfawriting@ucsd.edu

Mailing Address
UC San Diego
Literature Dept / MFA Program
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