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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams, MFA, Claremont Graduate University; BA, Scripps College. Ms. Adams is a painter and public artist. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Brody Grant and a Durfee ARC Grant. Her work is in the collections of Eli Broad, the Edward Albee Foundation, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Laguna Museum of Art. She has taught throughout the Los Angeles area and abroad, including the University of Southern California and the Claremont Graduate University. Recently her work has been included in exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art, Gallery Fu in Yokohama, Japan, and Miami Project at the Miami Basel Art Fair. Her work is represented by CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles.

2016 Summer Session course(s) instructed by Lisa Adams:
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