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Emily X.R. Pan (2017) has an upcoming book, The Astonishing Color of After, and that book has a cover! The YA novel behind the cover will be presented to the world in March 2018. The book has already made the American Booksellers Association’s “Indies Introduce” list of potential top sellers for independent bookstores. Watch this space (and Facebook and Instagram) for more Emily news. Cover as shown by Paste Magazine

Cover: Sasha Illingworth

Ann Weber (1999) lists 3 recent acquisitions by Northern California museums: Float and Sting, 2010, Oakland Museum of California; Roll Me, 1999, Crocker Art Museum; and Gotcha, 2008, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum. See Ann's upcoming shows in Los Angeles and Massachusettes: Sept 23 to Oct 16, 2017 group show, Loft of Liz’s in Los Angeles, 453 S. La Brea Av., Los Angeles; and thru Oct 17, 2017, Paper Work, sculpture, 145 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, MA.

Photo: William Wareham

Ayad Akhtar (2015) is featured in The New York Times. Taking On Wall Street’s Church of Big Money discusses Ayad’s new play, Junk, and the financial chicanery of the 80s and the era’s influence on today’s blind worship of affluence. Read the full article in the New York Times

Vincent Tullo for the New York Times

Sara Shelton Mann (1995, 2002, 2011, multiple winters) Dos Rios: Drop Your City Armor and The Anatomy of More, advanced movement workshop. Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2017 See details at Sara's website.