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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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Continuing Education Faculty

Bonita Helmer

Bonita Helmer, BA in Painting, Antioch College; Graduate work at Otis College; Mentorship studies with Francoise Gilot. Ms. Helmer’s work has been exhibited locally at Track 15 and George Billis Galleries. Other gallery exhibitions include Kathryn Markel New York), Gallery Q (Tokyo), ARC Gallery (Chicago). Museum and college exhibitions include CSUN, Downey Art Museum, Orange County Art Museum, UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, El Camino College, Espace Bateau Lavoir (Paris,) and Hebrew Union College Museum (New York). She is a past recipient of two California Art Council grants for teaching. Hs. Helmer’s current work can been seen at George Billis Gallery/L.A.

2016 Summer Session course(s) instructed by Bonita Helmer:
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