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LJWL EVENTS

FALL 2023 EVENTS

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LJWL DEPARTMENT CHAPEL

Friday, September 15

9:45am in The Greek

Join us in The Greek for our full LJWL department chapel. We will provide donut holes and orange juice!

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GUEST LECTURE: ALEX RIVERA

Thursday, September 21

3:30pm in Fermanian Conference Center

The LJWL Committed to Diverse Perspectives Series presents a guest lecture from filmmaker & digital media artist Alex Rivera. The lecture is titled "Artificial Intelligence, Science Fiction, and Rasquache Futures." 

Lecture Description: Sundance award-winning filmmaker Alex Rivera will discuss his work which, for more than a quarter-century, has used science-fictional imagery to illuminate and interrogate Latinx lives and politics.  Rivera, a 2021 MacArthur Fellow, will discuss how the recent, and profound, emergence of a rhetoric and reality around ‘artificial intelligence’ has impacted his image-making and thinking about questions of technology, labor, and power.

Bio: Alex Rivera is an award-winning filmmaker whose work explores themes of globalization, migration, and technology. His first feature, a cyberpunk thriller set in Mexico, ‘Sleep Dealer,’ won multiple awards at Sundance and Berlin. Rivera’s second feature, a documentary/scripted hybrid set in an immigrant detention center, ‘The Infiltrators,’ won the NEXT: Audience Award and the Innovator Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically in the U.S., and is currently being developed as a scripted series by Blumhouse.  Rivera is a 2021 MacArthur Fellow, a Sundance Fellow, and was The Rothschild Lecturer at Harvard University. He studied at Hampshire College and lives in Los Angeles.

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POETRY DAY: 25 POETS TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS

Thursday, September 28

Afternoon Workshop: 3pm in Fermanian Conference Center

Evening Reading: 7pm in Crill Hall

The Dept of LJWL and M.A. in Writing Visiting Writers Series present PLNU's 25th annual Poetry Day. The afternoon workshop will feature San Diego Poet Laureate Jason Magabo Perez, and the evening reading will feature 25 incredible poets.

 

Both events are free, though tickets are required for the evening reading. Purchase your evening tickets here

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A READING BY ELIZA JANE BRAZIER

Wednesday, October 18

7pm in Fermanian Conference Center

The Writer's Symposium by the Sea & M.A. in Writing Visiting Writers Series present a reading by Eliza Jane Brazier. The reading will be ticketed. You can purchase tickets here!

Bio: Eliza Jane Brazier is an author, screenwriter, and journalist. Eliza entered the horse world at the age of 5 and has worked as a rider, horse trainer and riding instructor. She currently lives in California with her horse and dogs, where she is developing her books for television.

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POETRY ON POINT

Wednesday, November 1

4:30pm in Fermanian Conference Center

Join the department for our annual Poetry on Point event featuring poets from around PLNU's campus: current & retired faculty members, staff, and more. Refreshments provided!

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GUEST LECTURE: DR. KRISHAUNA HINES-GAITHER

Thursday, November 2

3pm in Fermanian Conference Center

LJWL's Committed to Diverse Perspectives Series presents a guest lecture from Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither. The student session is titled "Supporting Antiracist Student Leaders: We see you!

 

Session Description: This session will focus on student leadership development. Students will learn how to center antiracism in their practices. They will reflect on their leadership journey and enhance their experiences through antiracist frameworks, strategies and practical tools.  

Bio: Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither is the inaugural Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Justice at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from UNC-Greensboro. She studied Spanish and French and for almost 20 years, Dr. Hines-Gaither was a college professor of Spanish and Ethnic and Cultural Studies. Along with Dr. Cécile Accilien, Dr. Hines-Gaither is the author of The Antiracist World Language Classroom, published in July 2022 by Routledge Press, and also co-author of Mastering Spanish through Global Debate by Georgetown University Press. She is a DEI consultant to top-rated national and international companies and universities. She currently serves as a DEI advisor to LAPD and sits on several national boards.

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A READING BY DAVON LOEB

Thursday, November 9

7pm in Fermanian Conference Center

The Writer's Symposium by the Sea & M.A. in Writing Visiting Writers Series present a reading by Davon Loeb. The reading will be ticketed. You can purchase tickets here!

Bio: Davon Loeb is the author of the memoir, The In-Betweens: a Lyrical Memoir (West Virginia University Press), and is an assistant features editor at The Rumpus. He earned an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers University-Camden and has had work published in the Sun Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Catapult Magazine, Ploughshares, Electric Literature, Slate, the 2022 Best American Essays Anthology, and elsewhere. Davon is a husband, father, and teacher located in New Jersey. Learn more at linktr.ee/davonloeb.

29th Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea
February 19 - 23, 2024

            FEATURED EVENTS

 

MONDAY, FEB 19: PLNU Student Short Film Festival (Hosted by Driftwood)

TUESDAY, FEB 20: Paulette Jiles (Sponsored by PLNU Honors Program)

  • 3 PM Workshop

  • 7 PM Interview with Dr. Ben Cater (Ticketed Event)

WEDNESDAY, FEB 21: Judy Woodruff

  • 3 PM Workshop

  • 7 PM Interview with Dean Nelson (Ticketed Event)

THURSDAY, FEB 22: Elizabeth Gilbert (Held at the Balboa Theatre)

  • Q&A Moderated by Dean Nelson (Ticketed Event)

FRIDAY, FEB 23: Nick Hornby & Susan Orlean

  • 3 PM Workshop

  • 7 PM Interview with Dean Nelson (Ticketed Event)

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WRITERS GONNA WRITE

Last Saturday of every month

Join Dr. Katie Manning, LJWL students, alumni, and faculty for a time to write in community. 

These casual, drop-in style events take place the last Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm PST.

Contact us for the Zoom link! 

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DRIFTWOOD CREATIVE ARTS SERIES

September 20, October 11, & November 15

4:30pm in The ARC

Join the Driftwood staff for an open mic session once a month in The ARC! Participants are welcome to share any creative piece (writing, artwork, music, etc.). You are also welcome to just come listen, watch, & support!

FEATURED ONGOING EVENTS

FEATURED PREVIOUS EVENTS

MAY 2022 TRIP: ZETA

Check out these pictures from the combined JRN4040 and Spanish trip to Tijuana to visit Zeta Magazine on May 2, 2022!

LJWL's Katie Morris also published an article in PLNU's the Viewpoint about the trip to Zeta. You can read the story here.

GUEST LECTURE, JASON DE LEÓN

10.27.22  |  Fermanian Conference Center

Dr. Jason De León is a professor of anthropology and Chicano/a Studies at UCLA, a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award, and the executive director of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP). His current installation project is Hostile Terrain 94, which PLNU has been completing in collaboration with the UMP. His lecture is titled "The Land of Open Graves: Visualizing Migrant Death Along the U.S./Mexico Border." 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LECTURE RECORDING.

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