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The MFA Creative Writing Program at CalArts is excited to partner with REDCAT to host the 2022 MFA Writers Showcase, which presents the grit, style, and perspectives of twelve imaginative emerging writers to a wider public. 

The showcase will feature readings by Kyuhye Cho, Aaron Danny, Jen D’Mello, Rosa Evangelina Beltrán, Anthony Garcia, Julia Saenz Lorduy, Nikki Ochoa, z.No scott., Kenneth Reveiz, Ica Sadagat, Jimmy Vega, and Josh Wolpert. 

The showcase also previews the 2022 NextWords Reading Series and anthology publication produced by the CalArts MFA in Creative Writing Program and featuring its graduating students. Often taking place in the spring at venues across Los Angeles—bookstores, music and art spaces, and even a permanent movie set—the NextWords Reading Series will be held as one free, open to the public event at the Poetic Research Bureau on Sunday, May 15th from 2pm to 6pm. 

Following the showcase at REDCAT, this year’s NextWords anthology, entitled Of Lust Rubber, will be available for purchase—featuring a selection of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and genre-fluid works. The showcase and anthology offer a range of experiences in new literary works that are uniquely CalArts—the results of the creative writing program’s lively explorations alongside and across film, video, photography, music, performance, and visual art.

The CalArts MFA Writers Showcase is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made here.

For more information about CalArts’ unique interdisciplinary MFA Creative Writing Program, please click here.