Tisa Bryant is the author of the collection Unexplained Presence, and co-editor of the hardcover annual The Encyclopedia Project, and War Diaries, an anthology of black gay men’s desire and survival published by AIDS Project Los Angeles. Bryant teaches fiction in the MFA Writing Program at the California Institute of the Arts. Susan Straight is the author of six novels, including A Million Nightingales and the National Book Award finalist Highwire Moon. She was written for The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and Harper’s Magazine. She teaches at the University of California, Riverside.
New American Writing
This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings is organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for the Annex are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing for programs in the Annex, subject to availability.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat rate of $3 after 6PM.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.