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SMC Associates & University Press Lectures

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SMC Associates is a community-based support group that brings outstanding professionals and special events to SMC to stimulate student excellence. Associates members receive invitations to special activities and advance notice of lectures by world-class guest speakers. Yearly membership of $100 or more is entirely tax-deductible. Please call  (310) 434-4303 or visit the SMC Associates website ( for more information.
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Stephen D. Gutierrez & Jim Krusoe:

Turf Crossing & Fence Climbing:

Stories from LA, Fresno, and Guanajuato

Stephen D. Gutierrez is a Professor in the English Department at California State University, East Bay. His latest book, The Mexican Man in His Backyard, completes a stories-and-essays trilogy he calls “My Three-Volume BOXED Set” (Elements, winner of FC2’s Nilon Award, and Live from Fresno y Los, winner of an American Book Award, are the first two in the “set”). He is also a playwright whose Game Day received the 2010 Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition in the One-Act Category Award. Gutierrez will be joined by SMC English instructor Jim Krusoe. The award-winning author of IcelandBlood Lake, and Toward You is the founder of the SMC’s literary journal Santa Monica Review, and also teaches in the graduate writing program at Antioch University. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (​) and the SMC Office of Public Programs. 

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

Tue, September 30 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165


6th Annual SMC/Otis Art Institute 
Joint Art Lecture

Charlotte Cotton: 

Photography Is Magic!

British curator and author Charlotte Cotton—whose current research examines the impact of digital technology on cultural understandings of photography—is the former Creative Director of Media Space (a London partnership between The Science Museum and the National Media Museum), and the former Curator and Head of LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography. For additional information, please call (310) 434-8266. Sponsored by the SMC Associates  (​), SMC Art Department, and Otis College of Art & Design.

Mon, October 20 | 7:30pm | Free

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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