Marisela Norte, East Los Angeles based writer and
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.
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.
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
Marisela Norte at CSULA
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30pm
University Club (map)
Poetry reading open to the public, free of charge.
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
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
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.