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Marisela Norte, East Los Angeles based writer and artist, will be in residence at Cal State LA November 7-8, 2007. Norte's visit is made possible by the the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Cross Cultural Centers, Department of English, Department of Liberal Studies, College of Arts and Letters, and Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities.

During her visit to Cal State LA, Norte will be sitting in on classes in creative writing, English, and Liberal Studies. She intends to lead discussions on multicultural arts in Los Angeles as well as offer insight into her own creative practices. She will also be visiting Chester W. Nimitz Middle School as part of Cal State LA's poetry mentorship program. A highlight of her visit will be a public reading scheduled for  6:30pm on Wednesday, November 7th at the University Club, an event that will be free of charge and open to the public.

Marisela Norte is an East Los Angeles based writer. Considered one of the most important literary voices to come out of East Los Angeles, Norte’s work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Interview, Elle, Option, Venice, Los Angeles Weekly, Buzz , West Magazine, Bomb and the upcoming issue of Propagandist. Norte has performed her work throughout California and the US and most recently at the Tate Modern in London. She recently received the Ben Reitman Award in 2007 for the publication next Fall of her manuscript, tentatively titled East L.A. Days/Fellini Nights, by City Works Press.

Image of Marisela Norte

 

Marisela Norte's visit to CSULA is made possible through the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Cross Cultural Centers, Department of English, Department of Liberal Studies, College of Arts and Letters, and Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities.

Marisela Norte at CSULA

Schedule
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30pm
University Club (map)
Poetry reading open to the public, free of charge. 

 

Her work can also be found in the anthologies Microphone Fiends, Bordered Sexualities: Bodies on the Verge of a Nation, The Geography of Home: California’s Poetry of Place, Rara Avis, Loca Motion: The Travels of Latina and Chicana Popular Culture, American Studies in a Moment of Danger, the American Quarterly and Rolling Stone’s Women of Rock

Norte lives in East Los Angeles and is currently working at MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art. Marisela Norte is a longtime volunteer at the ELA Women’s Center, a member of the Progressive Jewish Alliance, PEN and the Bus Riders Union. She is currently working on her fourth play, Scenes From The Dining Room and Strangers on the Same Train of Thought a collection of transit prose. Norte will have her first solo photography exhibition Sociedad Anonima this Fall.

Further information on Marisela Norte is available at her website (http://www.lapena.org/nexgen/marisela_norte.html).

For more information, call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.

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