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Literary Series

Plan to arrive early for the continuation of this very popular FREE lecture series sponsored by the SMC Associates ( the SMC English Department.   Call (310) 434-4303 for details and more information. 
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
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Geoff Dyer

Expect the Unexpected: Geoff Dyer Reads from His Work

Award-winning author Geoff Dyer—a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature who has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa, Columbia University, and University of Texas at Austin—has written four novels, a critical study of John Berger, two collections of essays, and numerous genre-defying works.

Tue, September 15 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165

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Robert Scheer

They Know Everything About You: Robert Scheer

Renowned journalist and author Robert Scheer—a clinical professor of communication at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism—has written 10 books and can be heard on the weekly radio program “Left, Right and Center” on KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate headquartered at SMC.

Mon, September 21 | 6:30pm | Free | Business 111

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Steph Cha

Steph Cha Reads from Her Work

Author Steph Cha—also an attorney and a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the multimedia literary and cultural arts magazine Los Angeles Review of Books—is the writer of the popular ‘Juniper Song’ novels featuring a Korean-American sleuth who channels Raymond Chandler’s noir detective Philip Marlowe for guidance in tough situations.

Tue, October 13 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165

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Stephen Cooper

Isaac Babel: New Fiction by Stephen Cooper

Author Stephen Cooper—professor of English and Film Studies at California State University, Long Beach—had his biography of novelist and screenwriter John Fante and edition of The John Fante Reader named among the Los Angeles Times ”Best Books of the Year,” and has published numerous short stories and scholarly articles in literary magazines and film journals.

Tue, November 10 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165​