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Butte College Reading Series

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Poetry & Testimony: Spelunking the Self

While poetry has played many roles over the centuries, at its best, it weaves history, politics, love, hate, fear, every aspect of life into a singular moment, a single conceit, a unified epic, complexity through simplicity. In honor of Poetry Month, and the role that we believe poetry can play in contemporary life, The Haberdasher … Continue reading

Leave ’em Wanting More: Fiction by Carrie Wasinger, Zu Vincent & Molly Emmons

What makes engaging fiction? What keeps a reader up until 3am, until the last word of the last page is absorbed and the white space allows for reflection? What sends us back to that first line, that opening paragraph? Why do we read, and then re-read? Many of those reasons – figuring out whodunit, crisp … Continue reading

Gary Lemons reads from Snake, 7:30pm, 10/24

The Butte College Reading Series continues this Wednesday, October 24 The James Irvine Foundation, Red Hen Press and the Literary Arts Club are proud to bring award-winning poet Gary Lemons to Butte College. Lemons will be reading from his new collection, Snake, which Jordan Harrt describes as “a mournful dirge for what has been lost, … Continue reading

Nick Flynn Comes to Chico!

by Jessica Harrington Last Monday was the highly anticipated reading from award winning poet and memoirist Nick Flynn. It was standing room only as people piled in from the hallways, finding places along the walls and aisles to nestle themselves. Amy Antongiovanni, an English professor at Butte College who put the reading together, got up … Continue reading

Alchemy and Rhyme: The Butte College Reading Series Kick-Off Event

by David Puerner The very first reading of the semester, presented by the Butte College Reading Series, went off without a hitch last Wednesday. Offering a medley of beautiful poetry followed by a powerful reflective essay, this first reading was quite the globe-trotter. Joanne Allred had the first at-bat. Weaving together thoughtful images with heartfelt … Continue reading