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Hello everyone -

We face unprecedented and uncertain circumstances at the moment. By “we,” I mean students, faculty, and staff. I know there may be obstacles for all of us as we work and learn online: children home from school; spotty internet; multiple demands on your computer at home; people in your household who require care; and maybe even longer work hours. As we try to continue as normally as possible when things are not even remotely normal, we may want to do everything the same way we usually do. Or we may not feel able to face the tasks in front of us, however “small” they may seem. We may feel angry, sad, hopeful, hopeless. And we may feel some combination of these things all in the same day or in the same hour! 

I’d like to assure you that the health of you and your family should be your first priority. Take care of yourselves and them first. If your work gives you a sense of purpose and helps you cope, do it. If you find yourself struggling with your work at any point, take a break from it.

Please communicate as best you can. Students, let your professors know what’s happening when you try to access course materials. Faculty, let your students know when you have materials available, when you are working out bugs and kinks in your system, and when they are fixed. Students, faculty, and staff, keep me updated. Let me know what you need.

All best -

Dr. Wightman

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Martin Pousson's new novel, Black Sheep Boy, reading and reception

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:30pm

Black Sheep Boy

Martin Pousson will launch his new novel-in-stories, Black Sheep Boy, at Skylight Books on Thursday, May 26, at 7:30 PM. The novel includes stories that won the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing. Skylight Books is located in Los Feliz at 1818 N. Vermont Ave. The launch is free, open to all, and will include a reading, signing, and reception party. Read more

A Reading to Celebrate 698D in Creative Writing

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

A Reading to Celebrate 698D in Creative Writing

The Spring 2016 698d class in Creative Writing is holding a Reading and end of term party to celebrate the completion of their projects in poetry, narrative and drama/performance. All are invited! The festivities will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm in Jerome Richfield 319. Refreshments will be served. They will be delicious.... Read more

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