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Writer and Artist Jaime Cortez

January  25, 2014
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

 

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Writer and Artist Jaime Cortez
 

Writer and Artist Jaime Cortez

Please join us for a reading and neo-benshi performance with interdisciplinary artist, writer—and CIIS Spring 2014 Artist in Residence—Jaime Cortez. A contemporary iteration of live film narration that emerged during the silent film era, neo-benshi is an experimental form marked by subversive humor and social critique, that inserts new narratives where audiences expect the familiar.

Cortez, who will be teaching an MFA course on the graphic novel titled, In the Line of Fire: Confronting Social Justice Issues Through the Graphic Novel this spring, is a writer, visual artist, and longtime student of comic books and graphic novels. His art has been exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, Intersection for the Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Galería de la Raza. His short stories have been published in more than a dozen anthologies.

Area 5, California Insitute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 
 

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The MFA in Writing and Consciousness is part of the Department of Writing, Consciousness and Creative Inquiry. We welcome writers and artists who are ready to do the following: Enhance their art, craft, and knowledge of both literature and consciousness, while taking their writing to a deeper level; Acquire professional skills such as teaching, grantwriting, editing, publishing and freelance writing; Develop experimental, multigenre, and/or multimedia projects or Work primarily within a single genre, whether fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, staying open to developing their art and craft through the exploration of other genres; Discover new frameworks and meanings for their work as they claim their own literary lineages.