Reading Series

Writing Now

The Writing Now Reading Series and Seminar is a required year-long graduate course for all first-year graduate students in the MFA Creative Writing Program and is structured around the work of several visiting contemporary writers.

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Next Words

Next Words is a reading series and publication featuring CalArts' graduating Creative Writing MFAs. The readings take place at venues throughout Los Angeles during the spring of each year. 

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SPRAWL is an on-campus reading series organized by first-year students. Sometimes SPRAWLs take the form of an informal open mic readings; other times they are highly curated events involving first and second year writing students and students from other programs in the Institute. Whatever the design, SPRAWL is an opportunity for current students to congregate and enjoy reading and/or hearing new work outside of the classroom.