CalArts Writers Showcase

CalArts Writers Showcase

Next Words is a reading series and publication produced by CalArts featuring its graduating Creative Writing MFAs. Taking place in the spring at venues across Los Angeles—cultural centers, art spaces, and even a bowling alley—Next Words culminates in a final showcase at REDCAT. This year's anthology, entitled Rock Flour, will also be available for purchase—a selection of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and hybrid genres curated and edited by the students. 

Followed by a reception, the showcase offers an opportunity to experience work that is uniquely CalArts—the results of a writing program housed within an art school.

The MFA Creative Writing Program is also pleased to present “The Speculative,” Issue 2 of its new magazine, Sublevel, which will be available as well.

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

This event is hosted by CalArts' School of Critical Studies. The 2018 Next Words series and anthology were curated and edited by Alyssa Manansala, Indigo Weller, Rose Anderson, Patricia Sazani and Sam Creely.

Sublevel is edited by Lauren Mackler (Managing Editor), Thomas Aguila, Ian Kappos, Noah Lemelson, Hannah Rubin and Jessica Wolford

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THU 5/10
7:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff