CalArts Writers Showcase

CalArts Writers Showcase: Next Words

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. The book is released in conjunction with this final Showcase reading at REDCAT, which features all of the graduates presenting brief excerpts from their MFA theses—a selection of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and hybrid genres. 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.  

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

The 2013 Next Words series and anthology was curated by Neni Demetriou and Bel Poblador.


This event is free, but reservations are recommended to guarantee admission. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 213-237-2800.

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THU 5/16
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff