On August 26, we had the pleasure of debuting several new short plays for another #ExpoPresents event, our 2017 Short Play Series. We once again packed the house at the Chromolume Theater in Los Angeles for a special, one-night-only performance of four plays that originally appeared in our 2017 issue, Vol. II” Surface,” and our 2016 Flash 405 contest.
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Exposition Review is excited to announce that Vol. II: “Surface” is now available online!
When we posed the theme “Surface” back in September, we asked writers to submit to narratives that would play with the concepts of perception and self-reflection. We wanted fiction and fact and combinations of the two, and we encouraged writers to explore unconventional ways to tell their with our new experimental narratives category.
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WriteGirl has long been one of Exposition Review’s favorite creative writing non-profits. Not only does it help emerging authors develop their skills and receive invaluable mentorship, but given that Exposition Review is an all-female editorial team, we also love WriteGirl’s emphasis on empowering young women. Every year they work with over 500 girls throughout Los Angeles, and since their launch 2001, they have seen a remarkable 100% (yes 100%) of WriteGirls go to college.
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Earlier this month Exposition Review had the pleasure of being invited to host a panel & micro-workshop at the first annual Southern California Poetry Festival, held in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. The topic of the day was Bending Boundaries: How Hybrid Poems Cross Genres, featuring multi-genre writers and artists discussing everything from.
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Last weekend Exposition Review had the incredible honor of presenting a staged reading of Jeffrey Lo’s latest play, Waiting for Next. It took months of hard work to prepare for this special one-night-only #ExpoPresents event, so different from our signature panel/micro-workshop events, but we were thrilled to be able to defy the traditional role of a literary journal and help one of our contributors showcase and further develop his work.
We had a packed house Saturday night, August 27, at the Chromolume Theatre for the Los Angeles premiere of Lo’s play as well as an amazing post-performance Q&A with Jeffrey and a reception with the cast, catered by our own Annlee Ellingson!
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Exposition Review is delighted to announce that we will be hosting one of our signature panels/micro-workshops at the 2016 Southern California Poetry Festival. Organized by Expo contributor Sonia Greenfield and Donna Hilbert in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, SoCalPoFest is an annual poetry event. This year, it takes place at the Long Beach Aquarium on the weekend of September 10-11. For the inaugural launch, the literary gathering features readers hosted by literary organizations, local presses, and local literary journals, including yours truly.
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Exposition Review has always been a multi-genre journal, publishing prose, poetry, and stage & screen. Yet we’ve always been aware that for the latter category, the plays we publish are not in their final form: they are meant to be performed in front of an audience. That’s why Exposition Review is so excited to announce that we’ll be helping one of our plays transcend the page!
Jeffrey Lo’s Where You’re From first appeared as a short play in Vol. I: IX Lives; now, it’ll be performed as a staged reading of a full play, Waiting For Next, at the Chromolume Theatre!
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The fifth annual LitFest Pasadena was on June 4, and Exposition Review was delighted to be a part of this celebration of authors, books, and the craft of writing! Kicking off the day with panels on YA writing and science fiction author Octavia Butler, LitFest hosted a full day of events and readings around the Pasadena Playhouse District–including our own panel, A Flash of Inspiration: Micro-narratives in Multi-Genre Writing Workshop.
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The editors of Exposition Review are excited to announce that we are curating a panel discussion and writing event at LitFest Pasadena. We’ve gathered some of our favorite writers, editors, and MPW alumni to bring you writing ideas and inspiration. If you can’t make it out to Pasadena—and even if you can—tag your questions on Twitter as #AskExpo, and we just might live-tweet back your answer.
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After months of hard work, reading, and editing, the time has come! “IX Lives” has arrived!
Exposition Review is proud to present our inaugural issue, Vol. I: “IX Lives,” featuring writing by Claudia Rankine, Sonia Greenfield, Hafeez Lakhani, Stephanie Abraham, Ace Boggess, and William Deverell; visuals by Frances Stark, WRDSMTH, and John Lucas; and an interview with Richard Rayner; and more.
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