Lamb Reading, Dec 6

Fiction Reading by Bonnie Nadzam

By: Jaziel Zapata

Lamb1130The venue was San Diego State University’s Love Library. The event was a fiction reading of the novel Lamb, by author Bonnie Nadzam. There was an estimate of thirty people in attendance giving the room a close knit and cozy environment. She had a quick introduction as we learned her educational background. Bonnie Nadzam was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended high school in suburban Chicago. She earned her MA and PhD from the University of Southern California. Her novel, Lamb, has won the Flaherty-Dunnan award-winning novel in 2011. Continue reading


Poetry International Annual Reading, Dec 15

Poetry Event Review by Zac Bange

It’s not often that I find myself to be the least-talented person in a room, and it’s even less often that I enjoy it, but it’s impossible for me to think back on Poetry International’s staff reading without smiling. Continue reading

Pireeni Sundaralingham Reading, Sept 18

PireeniPoetry Event Review by Stephanie D’Adamo

Nothing sounds quite so fascinating to a fan of all things science fiction than to hear that cognitive scientist (who has held research posts at both MIT and Oxford) is planning to do a live reading. And much to my delight, SDSU’s intimate Love Library recently showcased just such an opportunity when they invited Pireeni Sundaralingam to perform for an intimate crowd of less than 75 attendees.

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Book Club at the Mingei International Museum, Nov 9

Event Review by Jessica Dunn

Dr. Edith Frampton of San Diego State University led, in conjunction with STRUCK BY MODERNISM curator Dave Hampton, a book club discussion at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park on November 9. The event was organized to relate the works of the blacksmith artist C. Carl Jennings with Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Great Expectations. Hampton confessed his surprise at being approached with the idea of a Dickens novel comparison, but the resulting discussion proved the combination to be very thought-provoking.

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