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Debora Curry
English Dept - Administrative Assistant
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am to 10am and 2pm to 4pm - email Debora for link for her Zoom Office hours


2007 Fall Readings Series


Thursday, September 27, 2007
7 - 9 PM
Hosted by the English Department's own Joe Medina, this annual reading during National Banned Books Week celebrates not only gifted authors whose genius has enriched our literary lives, but also the right to enjoy their “controversial literature.” This year’s faculty and student presenters include

  • Librarian Nadra Hess-Farina, A Librarian’s Perspective

  • English Instructor Tony Ding,  British Literature

  • USC Master’s Graduate Rocio Martinez: Sandra Cisneros’s, “One Holy Night” 

  • English Instructor Joan Ahrens: Children Lit: Susan Patron’s, The Higher Power of Lucky

  • Counselor and instructor Dr. Theresa Ford: Hip Music: Langston Hughes to Tupac Shakur


Tuesday, November 27, 2007
7:30 PM, Hyde Gallery
UCSD Professor of Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Short Fiction, Poet's Novel, Writing between Genres, The Libretto, and Pathetic Literature....and probably America's best-known unofficial poet—Eileen Myles's latest book is Sorry, Tree, in which she describes "some nature" as well as the transmigration of souls from the east coast to the west. Bust Magazine calls Myles "the rock star of modern poetry" and Holland Cotter in The New York Times describes her as "a cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant garde." Eileen arrived in New York after college (U. Mass., Boston), gaining the friendship of Allen Ginsberg, working for poet James Schuyler, becoming a habitué of the household of Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley and generally being a notable part of the turbulent punk and art scene that animated Manhattan's East Village, giving her first reading at CBGB's in 1974. A virtuoso performer of her work—she's read and performed at colleges, performance spaces, and bookstores across North America as well as in Europe, Iceland, Ireland and Russia. She's published more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, articles, plays and libretti including Hell (an opera with composer Michael Webster, 2004). She blogs weekly on art at Her website is



Wednesday, November 14, 2007
7 - 9 PM, Griffin Gate
An evening of original student-written fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, scripted drama, and novel excerpts. This semester's student writers included Josh Davis, Dane Peterson, Erika Harkonen, Julie Carver, Amber Baker, Gina E. Leenerts, Anthony Wilcox, Jessica Taylor, and Mike Turner.



Thursday, November 15, 2007
7 PM, Griffin Gate
Grossmont College English students Gabriel Thibodeau and Sara Mousavi host our first ever workshop about careers for students pursuing degrees in Literature and Creative Writing. Come meet successful community members who work in the literary field.  Learn their stories and listen to their advice.  Hear from professionals in journalism, fiction, and more.  Includes presentations, Q&A, and a Writing Contest!

Last Updated: 08/19/2016


Fall 2007 Celebration of Banned Books reading











2007 poet Eileen Myles






Fall 2007 New Voices Student Reading



Fall 2007 Literary Careers Night


Debora Curry
English Dept - Administrative Assistant
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am to 10am and 2pm to 4pm - email Debora for link for her Zoom Office hours

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