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. At the final Showcase reading, the graduating class presents brief excerpts from their work—a selection of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and hybrid genres. The publication representing their work 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.  

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

The 2014 Next Words series was curated by Adriana Widdoes, Emma Kemp, Riley Raubacher and Shishonia Livingston. The Next Words Anthology was curated and edited by Adriana Widdoes and Emma Kemp.

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 5/15
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff