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Saturday, 11/08
6:30pm - 10:30pm
LARB Luminary Dinner with Lisa See

LARB Luminary Dinner with Lisa See

  • Luminary Dinners are important fundraisers for LARB. Help support LARB, while having a superb social and intellectual experience! Lisa See is an American writer and novelist. Her Chinese-American family has had a great impact on her life and work. Her books include On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family and the New York Times bestselling novels Flower Net, The Interior, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, and China Dolls. Both Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan received honorable mentions from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. Ms. See serves as a Los Angeles City Commissioner on the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Monument Authority. She was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001 and was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum's History Makers Award in Fall 2003. We're serving drinks, dinner, and stimulating literary conversation with a side of science, philosophy, cultural criticism, art, and history.
  • Location: Home of Janet Leahy and Rick Farber
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Thursday, 11/13
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Samuel Delany Reads at CalArts

Samuel Delany Reads at CalArts

  • CalArts is pleased to welcome its 2014 Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence, the critic and novelist Samuel R. Delany. A pathbreaking, taboo-busting titan of literary science fiction since the New Wave of the 1960s, Samuel R. Delany is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and holds four Nebulas, two Hugos, and the Bill Whitehead and Lambda Awards for lifetime achievement. Delany’s novels include Nova (1968), Dhalgren (1975), the Return to Nevèrÿon series (1979–87), Hogg (1995) and the Stonewall Award-winning Dark Reflections (2007). His short stories have been collected in Aye, and Gomorrah, and other stories (2003), while his nonfiction includes the memoir The Motion of Light in Water (1988).
  • Location: Langley Hall, CalArts Campus 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia CA 91355
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Friday, 11/14
8:30pm - 10:00pm
This Isn’t About the Future: Black Digital Culture Now

This Isn’t About the Future: Black Digital Culture Now

  • Keynote Address for the conference This Isn’t About the Future: Black Digital Culture Now, presented by the CalArts MA Program in Aesthetics and Politics. This lively multimedia talk by writer and scholar Alexander Weheliye, professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University, is the launching keynote for a multi-event conference focusing on Black digital culture. Weheliye, author of Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity, gives a critical history of the intimate relationship between R&B music and technology since the late 1970’s. Weheliye also wrote Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics and Black Feminist Theories of the Human. A conversation follows, moderated by CalArts faculty member Douglas Kearney, an organizer of the conference. Discussions continue November 15 at the West Hollywood Library with panels about the Black body, community, and the archive, with guests Anna Everett, Jennifer González, Stephanie Greenlea and Thomas Allen Harris.
  • Location: REDCAT 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
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Friday, 11/14
9:30am - 6:00pm
This Isn’t About the Future: Black Digital Culture Now

This Isn’t About the Future: Black Digital Culture Now

  • Our yearly Fall conference, curated by MA faculty Douglas Kearney, will continue the MA program's investigation into contemporary digital culture, this time from a Black Studies perspective. For a full schedule, see CalArts' MA program conference page. Photo Credit: "Do Androids Dream of How People Are Sheep", courtesy K. Franklin
  • Location: The West Hollywood Public Library Community Room, 625 N. San Vincente Blvd, West Hollywood CA 90069
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Saturday, 11/15
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Samuel Delany Reads at REDCAT

Samuel Delany Reads at REDCAT

  • A pathbreaking, taboo-busting titan of literary science fiction since the New Wave of the 1960s, Samuel R. Delany is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and holds four Nebulas, two Hugos, and the Bill Whitehead and Lambda Awards for lifetime achievement. Delany’s novels include Nova (1968), Dhalgren (1975), the Return to Nevèrÿon series (1979–87), Hogg (1995) and the Stonewall Award-winning Dark Reflections (2007). His short stories have been collected in Aye, and Gomorrah, and other stories (2003), while his nonfiction includes the memoir The Motion of Light in Water (1988).
  • Location: Redcat — 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
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