Campus Events

Fall 2017 events:



October 12: Nasty Women: Feminism, Women, Resistance, and Revolution in the Age of Trump

For many women, the Trump administration’s policy priorities have ushered in undulating waves of panic, frustration, and outrage. For the feminist contributors to Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding’s anthology Nasty Women, putting pen to page is one of the most important ways to mobilize. The editors, along with Carina Chocano, one of their Los Angeles­–based authors, visit to talk about writing as activism with Scripps Writing Program Director and Associate Professor Kimberly Drake.

This program is the second in a three-part series that begins with a September 19 conversation with Chocano and will conclude on October 26 in a round table discussion with Scripps’ Piya Chatterjee.

Thursday, October 12th @ 12:15pm, Hampton Room

November 2: Poetry Reading with Judith Goldman

Judith Goldman is the author of l.b.; or, catenaries, and agon.  She teaches in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 4:15pm, Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank 108, Pomona College

November 3: Poetry Reading and Art Show, featuring Vievee Francis

Vievee Francis is the author of Forest Primeval (Northwestern University Press, 2016), winner the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. She is also the author of Horse in the Dark, (Northwestern University Press, 2012), which won the Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize for a second collection, and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University, 2006). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including Best American Poetry (2010 & 2014) and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and most recently the 2016 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She serves as an Associate Editor of Callaloo and an associate professor of English in creative writing at Dartmouth College.

Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 6:00pm, Peggy Phelps and East Galleries, 251 E. 10th Street, Claremont Graduate University

November 9: Sorting of the Ways: An Evening of Live Poetry, Performance, and Music

Poet and CMC professor emeritus Ricardo Quinones will be joined by actors and live music in a reading and discussion of his narrative and lyrical poems.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 @ 5:30pm, Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College



Other campus events can be found by following Pitzer Literary Series on Facebook, Scripps Presents and joining the 5C Wordsmiths Facebook group