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Poets Get Published

Kelsey Kwong, Whittier College, seniorWriting has always been a creative outlet for Kelsey Kwong ’15 who majors in chemistry and minors in French and music. She is grateful for her professors at Whittier College who have guided and inspired her to find her voice as a writer. Kwong’s latest poem 3 Tanka will be published in UCLA's Literary Print Journal Westwind this spring.  

Lady Zen:Jazz, Blues, Poems - Performance Thursday, February 26th

Lady Zen: Jazz, Blues, Poems
Alzenira Santos Amaral de Quezada) is an internationally known lyric poet who performs
commissioned art as a director, performance poet, and vocalist for numerous venues,
colleges, and festivals across the US, Europe, Mexico and Brazil. As a teaching artist, she
presents workshops for young writers through poet laureate Wes McNair’s Imagination

OMEP-Whittier College Gives to Local Charity

Whittier College, OMEP, Shelters Right HandMembers of OMEP-Whittier College recently presented a check to the local charity Shelter’s Right Hand (SRH) in the amount of $1,261. These proceeds will go a long way for SRH, an auxiliary to the Women's and Children's Crisis Shelter. The funds were raised through the annual Jog-a-Thon sponsored by OMEP-Whittier College and The Broadoaks School. 

2015 Feinberg Lecture: Mosab Hassan Yousef

Mosab Hassan Yousef​Mosab Hassan Yousef, an author whose life was the subject of the documentary The Green Prince, and the autobiography Son of Hamas will be the 2015 Feinberg Lecture speaker on March 5 at 7 p.m. at the A. J. Villalobos Hall at Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608. Hassan is the eldest son of a founding member of Hamas, who worked as a spy for Israel’s security service for a decade.

Kate Gale and Jessica Piazza

Kate Gale and Jessica Piazza will talk about running a literary press and about experimental and formal poetics and present their own work. 

Douglas Kearney

Poet/performer/libretist Douglas Kearney will present and perform his multimedia work. 

Julian Sands: A Celebration of Harold Pinter

Directed by John Malkovich

"Julian Sands is on occasion about as naked as an actor can be... WHEN HE READS PINTER'S POEMS, YOU FEEL THE PLAYWRIGHT'S PRESENCE. This modest, affecting show embodies the notion of the actor as a transparent vessel through which we see the thoughts and feelings of others. Humility is not a trait usually associated with actors. But there is something profoundly humble about their putting their bodies in the service of other minds." — Ben Brantley, The New York Times