Critical Studies MFA Writing Program Final Thesis Reading Alumni Panel: Janice Lee, Mathew Timmons, Sam Benjamin Stern, Grace Krilanovich
CalArts, Butler Building 4 - The Cubes
JANICE LEE is the author of two highly-acclaimed novels: KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010) & Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011). Her work has appeared in antennae, Luvina, Everyday Genius, Action Yes, elimae, and elsewhere. She is currently Co-Editor of the online journal [out of nothing], Co-Founder of the interdisciplinary arts organization Strophe, Reviews Editor at HTMLGIANT and was recently selected by John D’Agata as the Black Warrior Review Nonfiction Grand Prize winner.
MATHEW TIMMONS’ books include Joyful Noise for Three or More Voices (Jaded Ibis, 2012), The New Poetics (Les Figues, 2010), CREDIT (Blanc, 2009), and The Arachanoids (CD of solo and collaborative sound poetries 2010). His visual and performance work has shown at Human Resources Gallery, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Public Fiction, François Ghebaly Gallery, (323) Projects, LACE, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, California College of Art, Outpost for Contemporary Art, ArtSpeak Vancouver, LACMA, UCLA Hammer Museum and ArtLA. An active editor and curator, Mathew works as the General Director of General Projects and editor of Insert Blanc Press in Los Angeles.
SAM BENJAMIN STERN is the author of “American Gangbang: A Love Story,” which the LA Weekly named as one of their top reads of 2011. He is the co-author of “American Outlaw,” the memoir of motorcycle man Jesse James and will co-author a book with Stephen Pearcy, ex frontman glam-metal group Ratt, in 2012. Sam received an MFA in Critical Studies and Integrated Media from CalArts in 2005.
GRACE KRILANOVICH‘s debut novel The Orange Eats Creeps, published by Two Dollar Radio, was a finalist for the Indie Booksellers’ Choice Award and the Believer Book Award, and was named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Science Fiction/Fantasy Books of 2010. Grace is a MacDowell Colony fellow and was a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree for 2010. Her work has appeared in Black Clock and Puerto del Sol. She received an MFA in Writing from CalArts in 2005.