#ArtMusicCulture

Your Artistic and Cultural Interests

Art is your aesthetic, and music is your muse. Now is the time to express yourself. Each of the Connections is this category are based on the arts, music, or cultural interests.

  • What’s Your Story? Creative Writing First Year Aggie Connection

    Curious about what kind of story you might tell? Got a story that’s tapping at you to get out? Join this connection and get that story on the page. Open to first year students (with special encouragement for EOP, first generation, writers of color, LGBTQIA, and transfer students), this FYAC invites you to come write your story. We’ll meet weekly to discuss stories and figure out what makes us want to read on, then practice applying our findings to our own stories. We’ll draft and share our work, offering supportive feedback to one another. The quarter will culminate in a class reading, during which you will have an opportunity to read part of your story to an audience. You do not need to have any previous creative writing experience to participate in this FYAC, just enthusiasm for learning to write and a willingness to share your story!

    • About the instructors:
    • Bridget Mabunga, Writing Specialist in Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers, holds an MA in English with an emphasis on creative writing from CSU, Sacramento. Her creative nonfiction has been published in a few literary magazines, and her work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is currently seeking publication for her first completed novel manuscript and drafting her second novel. Since she loves experiences as much as her most-beloved people/pets, she reads and writes to continue the adventure even when she can’t travel. Matt Barrett holds an MFA in Fiction from UNC-Greensboro and a BA in English with a creative writing concentration from Gettysburg College. His writing has appeared in literary magazines including River Teeth, The Maine Review, and Great Jones Street Press. The flash fiction journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, published the first page of a novel he recently completed, which is now looking for a home. He works as a Writing Specialist in the Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers and is amazed by the ridiculous creativity of UC Davis students.

    Open To All New Students

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  • Winter is Here: GOT Fans Unite

    Whether you once belonged to House Stark, Targaryen, or Baratheon, you’re not in Westeros anymore. You’re part of House Aggie now. As the long night descends on Davis, we’ll take a lesson from Winterfell to learn how to navigate winter quarter at UCD. Come connect over all things GOT as we prepare for the much anticipated TV series finale and anxiously await the release of book 6 in the Song of Ice and Fire. Interested in being a part of this Connection? No need to send a raven, just register online.

    Open To All New Students

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  • PodClub: Listeners Connect

    With earbuds in, listening to podcasts is a solitary experience. How many times has a podcast made you stop in your tracks, laugh out loud, or even cry, making you wish you had someone to share the experience with? The (insert Connection name) is brining podcast listeners together to talk about that great thing you just heard. Join us in a space for podcast enthusiasts to unplug, connect with one another around the best podcasts in our feeds, and discover new ones. Each week we will focus on a new theme and we’ll announce a different podcast or episode for our IRL discussion. Come with recommendations of what we should listen to and discuss next based on upcoming weekly themes.

    Open To All New Students

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