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Revived Arts and Lit Club to Host ‘Festival of the Arts’ at Fireside Plaza – The Advocate

Entrance to Fireside Plaza on the CCC campus in San Pablo, CA. (Photo/Contra Costa College)

The recently re-launched Contra Costa College Arts and Literature Club will host an arts festival on Tuesdays at Fireside Plaza, featuring a variety of activities and performances.

Among the free festival festivities will be a group mural project and an art exhibition featuring paintings, sculptures, pottery and drawings, some of which may be available for sale.

Additionally, a stage will be set up for open-mic poetry readings, live music, theater and dance.

The college’s Live Theater will perform a scene from their upcoming production of We won’t pay, we won’t pay!, and a free raffle will be held for a chance to win tickets to the full show later this month.

This semester, CCC English Department Co-Chair and Professor Jeff Michels brought the CCC Arts and Literature Club and its published magazine back to life.

After receiving submissions for content to be published in the first edition of the new campus magazine, Corriente, Michels’ will award a grand prize of one hundred dollars at the festival to the top student choice submitted by the editors.

Michels noted that in the future, anyone – not just students – will be allowed to submit drawings, poems, stories, photographs or other work that could be published in Correct.

For many years the CCC Arts and Literature Club has published the Fluent magazine, so Michels found it appropriate to use the Spanish version of the word when it was revived.

“I think it celebrates our role as an institution serving the Latinx community as a campus,” Michels said.

Corriente will also publish writings in any language with English translations included.

The Arts and Literature Club meets Tuesdays on Zoom from 2-3 p.m. and interested students can contact Michels by email.

What: Contra Costa College Arts and Literature Club Arts Festival

When: Tuesday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Fireside Plaza at Contra Costa College
For more information about the club or to submit articles to the magazine, contact Jeff Michels at [email protected].