REDCAT and CalArts present CalArts Writers Showcase: 'NextWords'
Los Angeles, CA, May 5, 2009--California Institute of the Arts and REDCAT proudly present the culmination of the CalArts Writers Showcase: NextWords, Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 3pm.
The CalArts MFA Writing Program and CalArts School of Critical Studies present a selection of new works by graduating MFA Writing students. NextWords offers the Los Angeles literary community a new showcase for daring work that crosses genres, engages hybrid forms, and questions the distinction between the experimental and the conventional. After readings at The Smell on February 22, at Beyond Baroque on March 28, and at Skylight Books on April 17, the NextWords reading series comes to REDCAT for its fourth and final event of the spring.
This performance is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission. Reservations and information at the REDCAT box office, 213.237.2800 or www.redcat.org.
REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, is located at the corner of W. 2nd and Hope Streets, inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex (631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).
ABOUT CALARTS SCHOOL OF CRITICAL STUDIES
Established in 1994, the CalArts Critical Studies Writing Program attempts to question and provoke the mutations that may occur in forms and styles of writing and reading. It is neither a "creative" writing program nor a "critical" writing program, but is predicated on the assumption that critical writers need to think about questions of aesthetics, form, rhetoric, and mode of presentation while at the same time, writers need an arsenal of critical ideas to structure and drive their work.
CalArts' MFA Writing Program Website
The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, opened by CalArts in 2003, introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT is the newest partner in an international network of adventurous art and performance centers, which together are playing a vital role in the evolution of contemporary culture. REDCAT is a center for experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse.
REDCAT sponsors include The Standard, Ovation TV, KCRW and LA Weekly.