Campus Events

February 5: Sesshu Foster and Arturo Romo

Winner of two American Book Awards, Sesshu Foster is the author of City of the Future, Atomik AztexWorld Ball Notebook, and City Terrace: Field Manual. He is currently collaborating on a novel, The East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, a History, with the artist Arturo Romo, whose collaborative mixed-media works and drawings explore fluency, agency, and folly.

Tuesday, February 5 @ 4:30pm, Pitzer College

February 11: Myriam Gurba

Myriam Gurba is a queer spoken-word performer, visual artist, and writer from Santa Maria, California. She’s the author of Dahlia Season (2007, Manic D) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Wish You Were Me (2011, Future Tense Books), Painting Their Portraits in Winter (2015, Manic D), and Mean (2017, Coffee House). She has toured with Sister Spit and her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. She lives in Long Beach, where she teaches social studies to eighth-graders.

Monday, November 11 @ 4:30pm, Pitzer College

April 1: Jessica Rae Bergamino and Rae Gouirand

Jessica Rae Bergamino is the author of UNMANNED, winner of Noemi Press’ 2017 Poetry Prize, as well as the chapbooks The Desiring Object or Voyager Two Explains to the Gathering of the Stars How She Came to Glow Among Them (Sundress Publications), The Mermaid, Singing (dancing girl press), and Blue in All Things: a Ghost Story (dancing girl publications). Individual poems have appeared in publications such as Third Coast, Black Warrior Review, The Journal, and Gulf Coast. She is a doctoral candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah, and lives in Seattle, WA.

Rae Gouirand is the author of two collections of poetry, Open Winter (winner of the Bellday Prize, Bellday Books, 2011) and Glass is Glass Water is Water (Spork Press, 2018), as well as the chapbook Must Apple (winner of the Oro Fino Competition, Educe Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Conjunctions, Crazyhorse, diode, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, ZYZZYVA, and many other journals and anthologies nationwide. She has founded numerous longrunning workshops in poetry and prose in northern California and online, and lectures in the Department of English at UC-Davis.

Monday, April 1 @ 4:30pm, Pitzer College

April 10: Kingsley & Kate Tufts Judges poetry reading – more info coming soon

Wednesday, April 10 @ 4:00pm, Claremont Graduate University

April 11: 2019 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards reading

Join us for a celebratory reading and reception honoring the winners of Claremont Graduate University’s 2019 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards. 2019 finalists and winners will be announced in spring 2019.

Thursday, April 11 @ 7:00pm, The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens



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