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Borders of Performance

Creative Writing - Fall Conference

Borders of Performance

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Presented By

The Creative Writing Program MFA at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles

Event Information and Registration

Dates: October 20 and 21, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration: One day $25/Two days $50 - Registration for two days includes Saturday dinner with the writers.

MSMU faculty, staff and students may register for FREE – in advance.

 

Background Information

"I only know that I have to give 100 percent, and then what happens, happens," says contemporary performance artist Marina Abramovic. 100 percent is required, too, of poetry, fiction, film, and non-fiction--forms all connected to performance. Performance of self, performance of one's work, performance of a cultural constructions: performance ranges from standing in front of a microphone with a manuscript, or writing screenplays for production, to high-tech concerts with soundscapes and digital painting alongside the spoken word. Borders of Performance, a two-day conference hosted by the MFA in Creative Writing at Mount Saint Mary's University, will feature all these modes of signifying to an audience. Join us on the beautiful Mount campus for a weekend of dynamic performances by authors and filmmakers from Britain, Mexico and the U.S. Share with us a Filipino-inspired tapas menu prepared by an L.A. chef, to the accompaniment of Allegato World Jazz’s cabaret music. This international experience will leave you enlivened.

Borders of Performance in LA marks the fourth writers conference presented by Mount Saint Mary’s MFA in Creative Writing. The conference includes Q&A panels, writing workshops, author readings, book fairs and film screenings. The two-day event, hosted at our Doheny Campus, offers emerging and established global and local writers a retreat-like opportunity to spark creativity and create connections among the city’s vibrant writing community.

 

Conference Speakers

Ryka Aoki

Writer and Composer

Laura Barnett

Author and Journalist

Jehnovah Carlisle

Writer and Filmmaker

Rocío Cerón

Poet and Performer

Abraham Chavelas

Sound Artist

Kate Durbin

Artist and Writer

Rubén Gil

Audiovisual, Visual and Digital Artist

Adam O'Riordan

Author and Poet

Roberto Romero-Molina

Visual and Sound Artist

Andrew Ruiz

Filmmaker

Iván Velázquez de León

Musician

Sarah Louise Wilson

Writer and Director

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Event Location, Directions, and Parking

 

For more information

Conference questions, please contact administrative assistant, Karina Alma at KAlvarado@msmu.edu.