Next Words Reading Series

Next Words is a reading series and publication featuring CalArts' graduating Creative Writing MFAs. Taking place in the spring at venues across Los Angeles—bookstores, art spaces, and even a former City Hall—it culminates in a final showcase at REDCAT. Next Words is organized by second-year writing students, with dedicated administrative support. It provides the Los Angeles literary community a formal introduction to the new and exciting work coming out of our program.

This year's anthology, entitled Running Moon, will also be available for purchase—a selection of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and hybrid genres curated and edited by the students.


Next Words Reading Series: First Session

Chelsea Dright
Erik Glyttov
Leann Lo
Jesse VanDenKooy

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Next Words Reading Series: Second Session

Vanessa Baish
Matthew Seidman
William P. Smith

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Next Words Reading Series: Third Session

Giovan Alonzi
Amanda Choo Quan
David Connor

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Next Words Reading Series: Fourth Session

Robert Merritt
Julia Nowak
Sophie Reiff

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Next Words Reading Series: Final Session

The showcase offers an opportunity to experience work that is uniquely CalArts—the results of a writing program housed within an art school.

This event is free, open to the public, and followed by a reception as lively as the reading promises to be. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Call the REDCAT box office to make your reservation at 213-237-2800.

This event is hosted by the School of Critical Studies. The 2017 Next Words series and anthology were curated and edited by Julia Nowak, Sophie Reiff, Robert Merritt and Amanda Choo Quan.

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