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Saturday, October 15 • 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Arts in Conversation: Readings and Performance from the CIIS MFA Programs

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CIIS MFA students and alumni celebrate our inter-arts perspectives—and will offer visual memoir, novel excerpts, essays arising from drawing prompts, and performances based in movement and word.

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Hope Casareno

A recent fellow of Kearny Street Workshop's Interdisciplinary Writers Lab, Hope's work examines the intersections of exile, erasure, and emergence in native and indigenous California communities, exploring issues of recognition, sovereignty, and resilience. She counts cats, ravens, and trees among her closest friends.
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Margaret Hayertz

Tarot Reader for Writers and Artists, Meg's Tarot Readings
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Nicole Henares

Aurelia Lorca is a poet, storyteller, and teacher who lives in San Francisco, California. She has her BA in English from UC Davis, her MFA in Writing and Consciousness from California Institute of Integral Studies, and is an alumna of the Voices of Our Nation Writing Workshops. Her work has appeared throughout the small press. She is interested in how Lorca’s duende, the duende of Andalusia and flamenco, is a cross cultural spirit.
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Paula Junn

Program Coordinator, California Institute of Integral Studies
After spending her early childhood in the United States, her family moved to Seoul, Korea when she was six years old. The culture shock hit her in a way she didn’t expect. Her classmates and teachers at school bullied her, and it is during this hard time that she started to write a lot of poetry and stories. The writing ultimately saved her. | | At the age of eighteen, she returned to the U.S. to go to college, where she was hit with... Read More →
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Julie Levak-Madding

Julie Levak is a San Francisco writer currently at work on a book of stories and essays that explore the effects of inequality and environmental trauma on health and wellbeing. Julie is also the person behind the VanishingSF social media campaign, and serves on the board of San Francisco Vision. She is a former director at the California affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and has written professionally about social justice... Read More →
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Maia Scott

Maia Scott Scott graduated with AA in Dance with honors from El Camino College in Torrance, CA; a BA in Therapeutic Recreation from CSU Long Beach in Long Beach, CA; and a certificate in nonprofit management from San Francisco State in San Francisco, CA. She most recently earned an MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and presented her thesis project at the San... Read More →
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Cindy Shearer

Cindy Shearer is program chair for the MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts and MFA in Writing and Consciousness at CIIS.

Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Amnesia 853 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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