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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Perri Chasin

Perri Chasin
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Ms. Chasin earned a BA from City College of New York (Speech/Communication), an MA from Queens College (Speech/Communication) and doctoral courses from the Graduate Center, CUNY.
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Perri Chasin is a broadcast writer/producer, filmmaker and educator.

Her critically acclaimed series Final Curtain for National Public Radio's KCRW FM and KCRW.com was nominated for a Golden Mike Award. As Senior Producer of the nightly KCOP/TV 10 PM news, she was nominated for an Emmy Award. She was a producer for KNBC, CNBC, Financial News Network and co-producer of the documentary From Sea to Shining Sea: The Story of Hands Across America. She has worked at Columbia Pictures, Polygram Pictures, has produced entertainment specials, reality series, live events and was an executive at CBS Records International.

Ms. Chasin has taught at New York University and St. John's University in New York where she was named Most Valuable Faculty Member by Sigma Alpha Eta, the Student Honor Society.

She is the author of Earth Rx: A Year's Supply of Environmental Tips to Protect the Planet (Landmark Calendars) and her Hands Across America music video is part of the 'Visions and Values' permanent collection of the Skirball Museum.

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