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Announcements

January 30, 2015 - Statement Accepting Submissions for 2015

Statement Magazine is calling for submissions for the print edition of the 2014-2015 issue. Celebrate and collaborate with CalState L.A.'s journal of literature and art by sending in your creative and critical expressions by January 30, 2015! Details can be found at http://www.calstatela.edu/statementonline/general-submission-guidelines.

Also, stay tuned for news and announcements about our multimodal digital issue later in the school year!

image of Ben OlguinNov 6, 2014 - Ben Olguin Poetry Reading

Dr. Ben Olguin, poet and professor from University of Texas, San Antonio, will give a reading of poetry from his new collection Red Leather Gloves on Thursday, November 6, from 3:15-4:15 in KH C 4070. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Chicano Studies and English, Colleges of Arts and Letters and Natural and Social Sciences, and the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics. Free and open to the public.

image of artistsNov 6, 2014 - Songs Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI

Pianist Paula Fan and baritone Jeremy Huw Williams will present a program of music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The program will feature works from the era as well as modern reflections on the period and the war. . . more

 

Statement 2014 CoverMay 29, 2014 - Statement 2014 Launch Reception

The launch reception for the 2014 issue of Statement Magazine, the university's journal of literature and art, will take place on Thursday, May 29, beginning at 5:45pm in the Golden Eagle Ballroom. At the event, this year's student-edited issue will be unveiled and distributed and the Dean's Prizes in Poetry and Prose and the Colonnade Gallery Art Prizes in Painting and Photography will be announced. Contributors to this issue will read from their published poetry and prose, and art from the issue will be exhibited. The event is free and open to the public. Classes are welcome. Doors open for a Mediterranean buffet at 5:45pm with the formal program scheduled from 6:45pm-7:45pm. A closing reception with dessert and coffee, for autographing, photos and socializing takes place from 7:45pm-8:30pm.

Statement Magazine is both a class (ENGL 392) and a student organization. This activity offers professional experience and showcases students' literary and artistic achievement. It brings together students with different skills and interests from many Colleges and Departments at CSULA.

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Li-Young Lee imageMarch 6, 2014 - Li-Young Lee to Read in Jean Burden Poetry Series

American poet Li-Young Lee will read from his works at the 2014 Jean Burden Poetry Reading to be held on March 6, 2014. This event will be held in the Golden Eagle Ballroom at the California State University, Los Angeles. Doors will open at 5:45pm for a buffet reception and the program will begin at 6:30pm . . . more

 

Statement 2012 imageFebruary 27, 2014 - Nalo Hopkinson to Speak at CSULA

Postcolonial and transnational novelist Nalo Hopkinson will be speaking to the CSULA community about her life and work. Hopkinson, a multiple award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer, teaches creative writing at UC Riverside. The event will be held in the Los Angeles Room of the University Student Union from 6:00-8:00pm and is free and open to the public.

 

Statement 2013 LaunchMay 16, 2013 - Statement 2013 Launch Reception

The launch reception for the 2013 issue of Statement Magazine, the university's journal of literature and art, will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 in the Golden Eagle Ballroom. At the event, this year's student-edited issue will be unveiled and distributed and the Dean's Prizes in Poetry and Prose and the Colonnade Gallery Art Awards and Scholarship will be announced. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

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picture of Michael C FordFebruary 11, 2013 - Statement Poetry Open House

Please drop by the University Student Union Theatre between 6:00-7:30pm for Statement Magazine's poetry open house co-sponsored by ASI, the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Students Speak: Poetry and Music Society, the English Department, and the College of Arts and Letters. 

Featured poets will include staff and contributors to Statement Magazine, the students of ENGL 408/508 (our advanced poetry writing classes), and special guests, including alumni Michael C. Ford, Jasmine Colbert, David Crittendon, and Eric J. Priestley.

 

January 24, 2013 - Statement Presents an Evening of Jazz and Poetry

On Thursday, January 24, Statement presents an evening of live improvisational jazz and poetry. Witness a dynamic reading featuring members of the CSULA Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. James Ford with special guest Michael C. Ford. . . . more

picture of Luis Alberto AmbroggioNovember 28, 2012 - Poetry without Borders: U.S. Poetry in Latin America/Hispanic Poetry in the U.S. with Luis Alberto Ambroggio

Luis Alberto Ambroggio will speak on "Poetry without Borders: U.S. Poetry in Latin America/Hispanic Poetry in the U.S." on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, in the Music Hall. A bilingual poetry reading will follow and refreshments will be served. The event begins at 6pm and is free and open to the public.   . . . more Adobe Acrobat icon

November 14-15, 2012 - Margaret Hermes, Visiting Writerimage of Hermes' Relative Strangers

Margaret Hermes will be a visiting writer at CSULA on November 14-15. Ms. Hermes will be attending the meeting of Statement Magazine (Salazar Hall C 169) . . . more

 

picture of Eugene RedmondOctober 25, 2012 - DrumVoices: A Critical Conversation and Reading with Eugene B. Redmond

Eugene B. Redmond, Emeritus Professor of English and Founding Editor of Drumvoices Revue, will read from his works and participate in a critical conversation at CSULA. This event will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2012, in the Music Hall, starting at 5pm and is free and open to the public. Professor Redmond's presentation will be followed by a reception with refreshments, and book sales and signing  . . . more

 

 

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Statement magazine is one of the oldest student-run campus literary magazines in the country. Many past student contributors and staff or faculty advisors have become nationally recognized writers and artists: Jim Krusoe, Sesshu Foster, Carolyn See, Ai, Helena Maria Viramontes, Henri Coulette, John Weston, Jervey Tervalon, Aleida Rodriguez, Frank Romero, Michael Shepler, Dennis Etchison, and Dennis Bartel, among many others.

Statement magazine has twice had the honor of placing in or winning the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) annual competition for member colleges' student literary magazines, competing with a couple hundred universities and colleges. In 1997, under advisors Mary Bucci Bush and Buddy Roberts, Statement was named a finalist in the content division. In 2007, under advisor Lauri Ramey, the magazine won the competition, enjoying a $500 cash prize and accolades in The Chronicle, AWP's nationally distributed journal.


Recent Issues

May 2010

Statement 2010

The Department of English announces that copies of the 60th anniversary edition of Statement are now available in the department office.  

The award-winning Cal State LA student literary magazine is sponsored by the English Department and the College of Arts and Letters, and features fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and artwork of CSULA students.

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May 2009

Statement 2009

The Department of English announces the availability of the 2008-2009 edition of Statement. The award-winning Cal State LA student literary magazine is sponsored by the English Department and the College of Arts and Letters, and features fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and artwork of CSULA students.

Cover image Statement 2009


May 2008

Statement 2008

The Department of English announces the availability of the 2007-2008 edition of Statement. The award-winning Cal State LA student literary magazine is sponsored by the English Department and the College of Arts and Letters, and features fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and artwork of CSULA students.

 

Cover image Statement 2008


May 2007

Statement 2007

The Department of English announces the availability of the 2006-2007 edition of Statement. This Cal State LA student literary magazine is sponsored by the English Department and the College of Arts and Letters, and features fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and artwork of CSULA students  . . . more

 

Cover image Statement 2007