Category Archives : ARC Past Events


Fall 2021 Poetry Fellows Reading: Dec 8

The Arts Research Center will celebrate the 2021 Fall Poetry Fellows with a reading of work created during their fellowship semester. This event will feature undergrad fellows Anastasia Le and Gisselle Medina; graduate fellows Lindsay Choi and Vincente Perez; faculty fellows Ahmad Diab and Jesse Nathan; and community fellows Maurya Kerr and D’mani Thomas, and be […]


Day With(out) Art 2021: Dec 1

The Arts Research Center is proud to partner with Visual AIDS and California College of the Arts for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features newly commissioned work by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad […]


Camille T. Dungy & Ross Gay: Nov 17

Camille T. Dungy & Ross Gay: Black Nature, Poetry, and Coexistence in conversation with Aya de León and Maurya Kerr Wednesday, November 17th 2021 5:00 – 6:30pm PST Watch the livestream on YouTube here. This event is presented by the Arts Research Center and Engaging the Senses Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Black Studies Collaboratory, […]


Celebrating Cave Canem: Oct 20

Celebrating Cave Canem: Cornelius Eady with Morgan Parker & Cameron Awkward-Rich in conversation with Chiyuma Elliott & Vincente Perez Wednesday, October 20th 2021, from 5:00 – 6:30pm PST Watch the captioned livestream on YouTube here. A review of the event can be found here. This event is presented by the Arts Research Center in partnership […]


Fall 2021 Flash Reading Series

In spring 2021, ARC piloted a new Flash Reading Series featuring two dozen Bay Area community poets. We are thrilled to continue this series this fall, adding a dozen more Bay Area poets to our growing archive, with more to be added in spring. In addition to larger monthly readings (here) this series extends the number of voices we want […]


Poetry & the Senses Spring 2021 Fellows Reading: May 10

Poetry & the SensesSpring 2021 Fellows Reading Monday, May 10th 2021 4:30-6:00pm PDT This event took place on the ARC YouTube Channel. Watch the video recording here. The Arts Research Center celebrated the 2021 Spring Poetry Fellows with a reading featuring: reelaviolette botts-ward, Vethea Cole, Elizabeth Feng, Sara Mumolo, Ramona Naddaff, Ken Ueno, Noah Warren, and Maw […]


Poetry & the Senses: April 2021

In the continued changing times surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC took the idea of a poetry festival and spread it out over a semester, online. The theme for Poetry & the Senses during spring of 2021 has been emerge/ncy, and extended into the idea of voices we want to carry with us in imperiled times. […]


Poetry Reading featuring Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Natalie Diaz, and Aja Monet: April 26

Monday, April 26, 2021  4:30-6:00pm PDT This event took place on ARC YouTube Channel. Watch the video recording here. Read the blog post review on the event here! This event was funded by Engaging the Senses Foundation and co-sponsored by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, the Center for Race & Gender, and the […]


emerge/ncy [maps]: poetry reading with Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez: Feb 23

emerge/ncy: [maps] poetry reading featuring Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021  4:00-5:30pm PST This event took place on the ARC YouTube Channel. Watch the video recording here. This event was funded by Engaging the Senses Foundation, and co-sponsored by the departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, […]