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May 2022

“Where we might begin”: Professional Writing Minor Capstone Seminar Colloquium

May 25 - May 27

“If we are lucky, the end of the sentence is where we might begin. If we are lucky, something is passed on.” -Ocean Vuong, Poet, Essayist, Novelist About The Event The UCLA Department of English and UCLA Writing Programs invite you to a special colloquium organized as part of Undergraduate Research Week 2022. In this series of panels, students from the Professional Writing Minor (PWM) will present an exciting array of capstone seminar projects. A new and growing minor with…

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April 2022

UCLA DIVEtalks: “Speaking Up and Standing Out: The Power of the Embodied Classroom” — A Talk by Lauri Mattenson

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Speaking Up and Standing Out: The Power of the Embodied Classroom" A Talk by Lauri Mattenson Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:00-6:30 PM PST Online via Zoom (Names Required) The Office of General Representative 1 presents UCLA DIVEtalks. Please join us and DIVE into the topics of Diversity, Inclusivity, Vulnerability and Ethics in Higher Education. This talk will be given by Lauri Mattenson (Lecturer, UCLA Writing Programs; 2020 Eugen Weber Teaching Award Winner; Instructor, UCLA Prison Education Program; Excellence in Pedagogy…

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“We play our way, I’m proud to be me”: Masked Performance Among Contemporary Female Rappers — A Talk by Amber West

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

“We play our way, I’m proud to be me”: Masked Performance Among Contemporary Female Rappers A Talk by Amber West Sunday, April 24, 2022 3:00 PM EST Online via Zoom Amber's presentation is part of a group of 4 talks. Please click here for more information about the conference. To register for this and other April events, please click here. Amber West is a poet, educator, public arts and humanities producer, and feminist scholar. Recently, she created and directed Whitmania, the…

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August 2021

Summer Session C Begins

August 2, 2021

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June 2021

Summer Session A Begins

June 21, 2021

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May 2021

Undergraduate Research Week

May 24, 2021 - May 28, 2021

Undergraduate Research Week is a week-long celebration of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at UCLA. It will be hosted on the Undergraduate Research Week website from May 24-28, 2021. Several Professional Writing Minor students created short videos highlighting their research. Click here to view their presentations.

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April 2021

XR in Arts and Humanities Webinar

April 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

This FREE webinar showcases the UCLA XR Initiative (XRI), and projects by its associate faculty in the Arts and Humanities. Working with XR technologies of virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed (MR) realities, their work spans research, performance, app development, and classroom pedagogy. Individual speakers and teams will give lightning talks on the following topics: Teaching app for the research of 3D films in VR Creative VR projects designed to catalyze reflections on a diverse UCLA campus community, and individual…

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October 2020

“Until We’re Fish” Virtual Book Launch

October 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Writing Programs faculty member Susannah Rodriguez Drissi’s new book Until We're Fish investigates the complicity between Cuba’s Americana and the 1959 Cuban Revolution to reckon with the emotional, psychological, and historical forces that drive Cubans away from their island. The novel has been nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novels, and the PEN Open Book Award. The virtual book launch will take place on Friday, October 9th at 6…

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September 2018


September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont, 233 W. Harrison Ave
Claremont, CA 91761 United States
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THE FRIENDS OF THE CLAREMONT LIBRARY PROUDLY PRESENT A READING BY - AMBER WEST AND WARREN LIU. AMBER WEST is the author of two books of poetry: Daughter Eraser and Hen & God , as well as a variety ofplays and “puppet poems” that have been performednationally. Her poetry and scholarship have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Calyx, The Feminist Wire, Puppetry International, Furies: A Poetry Anthology of Women Warriors, and The Routledge Companion to Puppetry & Material Performance. West…

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May 2018

Open Mic Night in Sunset Village

May 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UCLA Sunset Village Courtside,

Professor Amber West will be reading poetry and discussing the UCLA Common Book at the Open Mic in Sunset Village on Mon. 5/14 from 6-7pm

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