Saturday, January 19, 2019

Welcome to Writer-in-Residence Wally Rudolph!

Born in Canada to Chinese-Jamaican immigrant parents and raised in Texas, Wally Rudolph settled in Los Angeles after a peripatetic youth. He is a multidisciplinary artist and diversity advocate whose debut novel, Four Corners (Counterpoint/Soft Skull, 2014garnered praise for its unflinching prose and drew comparisons to the hard-edged but compassionate work of Denis Johnson among othersHis second novel MIGHTY, MIGHTY was published to critical praise in 2015.  

During his tenure at the Beach House (January 16 to March 20, 2019) he is working on a new novel, The Ox, The Horse & The Boar. He also post weekly updates about his residency at, hold open office hours, and present a series of three public conversations on the theme of Creating Art in Times of Strife. In these conversations, Rudolph speaks with socially conscious artists across several disciplines and discusses how the current state of socio-political polarization and environmental crisis affect and inform each artist's respective process and practice.  

All are invited to office hours for questions about writing and the publishing process from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following days: Friday 1/18, Friday 1/25, Friday 2/1, Sunday 2/3, Friday 2/15, Friday 2/22, Sunday 3/3, Friday 3/15 

Public Events: 
At the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica CA 90402 

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Creating Art in Times of Strife Conversation with filmmaker Christine Yoo | Free | RSVP 
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Creating Art in Times of Strife Conversation with artist Neha Choksi | Free | RSVP 
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Creating Art in Times of Strife event TBD Free | RSVP 

At the Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA 90401 
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Poets & Writers Literary Roundtable Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion | Free | RSVP  

To learn more about Wally Rudolph, please visit

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