This spring I didn’t leave San Diego for a minute, and I experienced a multitude of cultural and art events. Here I review the top 20:
1. A Play of The Bluest Eye @ Moxie Theater. What a great rendition, a lighthearted and fun retelling of a classic story. And one of the lead actresses goes to SDSU! Go Aztecs! The Moxie theater is right by campus, and is an intimate but professional space. Ticket prices were very reasonable, so I went to Urban Solace beforehand!! mmmmmm
2. Salon and Reading with poet Matthew Zapruder, at San Diego State. This guy is up there on the list of famous living poets, and was a truly engaging speaker. He leveled with the audience and talked to us like we were old friends, telling us all about his company, Wave Books, and the process of starting it. Most interesting was how he described and brought examples to illustrate the evolution of the Wave Books cover designs. Check them out here!
Get ready for the Second Edition of Diversions, coming out May 8th. Book reviews will include: The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs, The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness in 20th Century Pop Lyrics, Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All– and What We Can Do About It, and a special double-feature review of the brand new graphic novels Marble Season and Julio’s Day by Gilbert Hernandez.
Our editors are busy fearlessly interviewing American writers including Sean Faircloth: ex-legislator and Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation, Bill Nericcio: author, artist, and distinguished professor at San Diego State University!
And of course we’ll offer more commentary pieces and event reviews! Make sure to like our facebook page and follow us on twitter (@diversions_lit).