Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, a writer and performer from New York, presented her
three act play Say You Heard My Echo at the Stevenson Event Center last weekend as
presented by the Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center, Student Union Assembly,
and Rainbow Theater.
Barnstorm presented “Confessions” in the Theater Arts Center of UC Santa Cruz, bringing fans of poetry and film together.
Twice a month within the wooden frame of Cowell Fireside Lounge, a spoken scenery is rhythmically cultivated. Planted in the decade-old creative soil of UCSC’s Kinetic Poetics Project (KPP), the verse of the people springs from a grassroots organization — and it’s about as honest as the day is long.
In the collaborative performance piece “Your Body is Not a Shark,” choreographer Cid Pearlman, poet Denise Leto, composer Joan Jeanrenaud and musical director Maya Barsacq explore the many limitations which breed creativity.
The African Student Union transformed Kresge Town Hall into a cultural space last Friday night during their presentation of “Africa, My Africa,” the 1st ASU cultural show which featured Ethiopian food, live music and dance, spoken word, and a cultural fashion show.
UC Santa Cruz Literature and Creative Writing Professor Gary Young to be featured on an upcoming segment of Garrison Keillor’s literary radio program, The Writer’s Almanac. This will be Young’s fourth time having his poetry read on the program.
Santa Cruz’s new poet laureate discusses poetry’s function, changes in UCSC culture
Joël Barraquiel Tan, an openly queer Filipino writer, held a reading during the Living Writers Series this past Thursday. Tan discussed his writing, his current activism, his “Filipino-ness”, and what it is he hopes to see from future generations.
Poets and poetry-lovers alike crowded into Cabrillo College’s Music Recital Hall last Saturday to honor local poet Maude Meehan in an annual event that pays homage to a woman who was considered an inspiration to many in the literary world.
Birth of Word, a spoken-word event that took place on May 3 at the Oakes Learning Center, brought students from all over campus to share and celebrate various interpretations of the versatile art form. The event showcased a wide variety of expressive performers, including Mayda del Valle, a nationally renowned poet who headlined the event.