Thursday, September 29, 2011

And now for something completely different...

Rebel Girl is proud to report that IVC student Mary Carreon hss been awarded a coveted internship at the OC Weekly, where she will work under the direction of Gustavo Arellano, the Weekly's managing editor, award-winning writer, contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Op/Ed pages, lecturer at Cal State Fullerton and perennial runner-up for IVC commencement speaker. (What's a guy gotta do?)

Here's a snippet from Carreon's first piece, coverage of author Sandra Cisneros' appearance last weekend:
OC Media
Sandra Cisneros Wows More than 200 at Libreria Martinez Reading
Written by new OC Weekly intern Mary Carreon. Hola, Mary!

Beloved Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros graced Libreria Martinez this past Saturday afternoon, with the legendary bookstore filled with over 250 Cisneros fans. Store owner Rueben Martinez stated that he had seen his store so full before, which was partly true: after all, the last time Cisneros came to do a booksigning for him, Martinez had to host the reading at the Orange County High School of the Performing Arts.

Cisneros is always a ball of energy, and she delighted the crowd by reading a short story from her new book, Have You Seen Marie? During a brief question-and-answer session, Cisneros stated she's currently writing several new books, including a collection of "lost" essays with the tentative title, Writing in My Pajamas; Have You Seen Marie?, an adult picture book; a children's book titled, Bravo, Bruno; and several other collaborative projects including a screenplay of her iconic The House on Mango Street.
To read the rest, click here.

Carreon will be covering local arts, cultural and sport events.



Anonymous said...

What a great opportunity for your student.

Anonymous said...

Gustavo would be a great commencement speaker! He is a former community college student and homegrown OC local who has really accomplished a great deal. And he's funny! I imagine the students would really like him.

Anonymous said...

Brava for your student! And she didn't plagiarize either!

Anonymous said...

I heard that Gustavo guy is a real troublemaker. The last thing we need around here is more troublemakers!

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