&NOW has ended
Welcome!  Follow us on Twitter @AndNowFestival  &NOW 2013 is still on, flood or shine! On-site registration will be held on the 2nd floor of the University Memorial Center (1669 Euclid Ave.) in the Aspen Rooms (UMC 285-287) from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday and Friday, and 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Saturday. Three-day pass: $100 One-day pass: $35


All panels scheduled for UMC 325 on Thursday have been moved to the UMC Gallery (2nd Floor).


Hotel Boulderado to Aspen Room (UMC):


Quality Inn Suites to Aspen Rooms UMC:


Days Hotel Boulder via THE DASH bus:


Aspen Rooms to Black Box Theater (basement) and Atlas 229 (2nd floor):


Aspen Rooms to British Studies Room (4th Floor), Norlin Library:


Aspen Room to Innisfree Bookstore:


Aspen Rooms to Old Main:


Campus Map:



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Tisa Bryant

California Institute of the Arts
Director, MFA Creative Writing Program, Co-Director, Equity & Diversity
Valencia, CA
Tisa Bryant makes work that often traverses the boundaries of genre, culture and history, with an enduring fascination with fusing critical and creative writing through the other arts into distinctive registers and new forms. She is the author of Unexplained Presence, a collection of fiction-essays that remix narratives of black presences in film, literature and visual art; co-editor and publisher of the cross-referenced journal of narrative and storytelling possibility, The Encyclopedia Project, and co-editor of War Diaries, an anthology on black gay men’s desire and survival. A member of the Dark Room Collective, she recently participated in a reunion tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their nationally-renown African diasporic reading series and arts exhibition. Bryant’s novel of missing persons and the Black cinematic, The Curator, is forthcoming, as well as Abeyance, a long-form hybrid work about grief, romance, writing and archival research. Her recent participation in a film and writing series, MY ATLAS, about women and travel, spawned a long essay, Tracking Dust, on the absence and promise of Black women and travel in film. Her writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Animal Shelter, Black Clock, Jacket2, Mandorla, Reanimation Library's Word Processor Series, What I Say, Viz, and in catalogs for visual artists Laylah Ali, Jaime Cortez, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Cauleen Smith and Suné Woods. She teaches fiction, African diasporic literature and hybrid forms in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the California Institute of the Arts, and lives in Los Angeles.

My Moderators Sessions

Thursday, September 26

9:00am MDT