Wednesday, May 22

Participants in the marathon reading of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" will cover all 52 sections. The many voices involved should reflect the complexity of the perspectives found in his work, said Amber West, a UCLA Writing Programs lecturer. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Participants in the marathon reading of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" will cover all 52 sections. The many voices involved should reflect the complexity of the perspectives found in his work, said Amber West, a UCLA Writing Programs lecturer. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Graduate acting student Chelsea Giles wanted to translate the magic she has experienced in her own queer relationships, so she directed the short film “Grapefruit.” The absurdist romantic comedy follows two women brought together by an unnamed narrator. 
(Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)
Graduate acting student Chelsea Giles wanted to translate the magic she has experienced in her own queer relationships, so she directed the short film “Grapefruit.” The absurdist romantic comedy follows two women brought together by an unnamed narrator. 
(Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Ali Jaberansari wrote and directed "Tehran: City of Love," one of the films that was screened as a part of the Celebration of Iranian Cinema. The series will run through May 11 and aims to highlight the latest trends in Persian film. (Courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive)
Ali Jaberansari wrote and directed "Tehran: City of Love," one of the films that was screened as a part of the Celebration of Iranian Cinema. The series will run through May 11 and aims to highlight the latest trends in Persian film. (Courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive)

(Courtesy of  Scott Patrick Green)
(Courtesy of  Scott Patrick Green)

The 1989 cult classic "Heathers," starring Winona Ryder, will celebrate its 30th anniversary Thursday with a screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The event will be co-presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Vidiots Foundation. (Courtesy of NEW WORLD PICTURES)
The 1989 cult classic "Heathers," starring Winona Ryder, will celebrate its 30th anniversary Thursday with a screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The event will be co-presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Vidiots Foundation. (Courtesy of NEW WORLD PICTURES)

English professor Reed Wilson conceived UCLApoem, a student-run organization that aims to foster an appreciation of poetry across students of all academic backgrounds. UCLApoem will host multiple poetry readings and events throughout spring quarter, encouraging students no matter their prior experience with the subject. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Professor creates organization encouraging students of all majors to explore poetry

Every member of the UCLA community should read or hear a poem sometime between this April and June, said English adjunct assistant professor Reed Wilson. UCLApoem – Wilson’s brainchild – is a new student-run organization that will organize several poetry readings and events during spring quarter, with the goal of directing an annual UCLAPoetry Festival every spring quarter. Read more...

English professor Reed Wilson conceived UCLApoem, a student-run organization that aims to foster an appreciation of poetry across students of all academic backgrounds. UCLApoem will host multiple poetry readings and events throughout spring quarter, encouraging students no matter their prior experience with the subject. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Graduate students Su Castillo (left) and Ernest Gardner Jr. (right) worked on the production "The Kitchen." Castillo acts in the show while Gardner constructed the set that portrays a 1958 London restaurant. (Courtesy of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television)
Graduate students Su Castillo (left) and Ernest Gardner Jr. (right) worked on the production "The Kitchen." Castillo acts in the show while Gardner constructed the set that portrays a 1958 London restaurant. (Courtesy of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television)


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