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Events and News



We are going on break!  
We are taking a break for the summer! Please bookmark the
Mills English Bulletin for local events, alumni and faculty
news, and publishing opportunities. See you in the fall!


VONA/Voices of Our Nation Reading 
7:00–9:00 pm | Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St, Berkeley
Mills English Professor and co-founder/co-director of the
Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation Elmaz Abinader reads
along with VONA/Voices Workshop faculty members.


East Bay Poetry Summit 
Various venues in Oakland, see website for details
Four nights of poetry organized by Bay Area poets, including
alumna Brittany Billmeyer-Finn (MFA Poetry ’12), Cheena
Marie Lo (MFA Poetry ’12), and Kate Robinson (MFA Book
Art and Creative Writing ’13).


Mirabelle Jones and the Artists’ Book as Activism

MFA alumna Mirabelle Jones (MFA Book Art and Creative Writing ’13) debuted JARRING, a series of artists’ books, in January 2014. The set of three letterpressed and hand-bound artists’ books seek to end the stigma surrounding survivors of sexual assault and rape by sharing the real narratives of 22 survivors. Jones is presenting her books at this year’s Mindshare LA, and she plans to donate all profits from book sales to rape crisis centers and survivor resources.

Mills MFA Alumni Finalist for the California Book Award

Cinnamon and Gunpowder (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013), Mills alumni Eli Brown’s (MFA Prose ’03) second novel, is a finalist for the Commonwealth Club of California’s 83rd annual California Book Award for books published in 2013. His first novel, The Great Days (New Harbinger, 2008) won the Fabri Literary Prize.


Last Updated: 5/27/14