CalArts Writer Showcase

CalArts Writers Showcase

The School of Critical Studies hosts it annual reading showcasing the graduating class of CalArts MFA Creative Writing Program.

Next Words is both a reading series and a publication featuring work by graduating MFA Creative Writing students. The readings take place at venues throughout Los Angeles—bookstores, art galleries, community centers—during the spring of each year. At the final Showcase reading, the graduating class presents brief excerpts from their work—a selection of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and hybrid genres. This year’s publication entitled At Both Ends will also be on hand. Followed by a reception, the Showcase offers an opportunity to experience the exciting new writing coming out of CalArts and to raise a glass to a group of talented and dedicated young writers.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Call the REDCAT box office to make your reservation at 213-237-2800. 

For more information about CalArts' unique interdisciplinary MFA Creative Writing Program, visit

The 2016 Next Words series and anthology were curated and edited by Rocket Caleshu, Leah Clancy, and Quinn Gancedo.

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3:00 pm


G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff