Artifact Lab = 45 min. writing workshops for all “levels”
Artifact Lab = creative writing + critical ethnic studies
Artifact Lab = writing in community + writing in solidarity
Artifact Lab = poetic artifacts + grassroots collective publication *

* One of the goals of this series is to collect work for a collective zine/pamphlet to be published by one of the hosts below.

CSUSM Cross-Cultural Center
CSUSM Ethnic Studies
Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies
The Digital Sala

Jason Magabo Perez is the author of Phenomenology of Superhero (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016) and This is for the mostless (WordTech Editions, 2017). Recipient of an NEA Challenge America Grant, Perez has been a featured performer at notable venues such as National Asian American Theatre Festival, International Conference of the Philippines, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Asian Art Museum, La Jolla Playhouse, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Perez has taught writing, performance, and ethnic studies courses and community-based workshops for nearly 20 years. From 2016-19, Perez worked as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at CSU San Bernardino. Perez now works as Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at CSU San Marcos, and is the current Artist-in-Residence at Center for Art and Thought (CA+T) and inaugural Community Arts Fellow at Bulosan Center.


Click below to register for as many mini-workshops as you like as each mini-workshop will explore a different form & topic. To ensure as much security as possible, each date requires separate registration.

1. TUES 4/21 10:00 AM PST (COMPLETE)

2. TUES 4/21 11:00 AM PST (COMPLETE)

3. THURS 4/23 11:00 AM PST (COMPLETE)

4. THURS 4/23 1:00 PM PST (COMPLETE)

5. TUES 4/28 1:00 PM PST (COMPLETE)

6. TUES 4/28 4:00 PM PST (COMPLETE)

7. THURS 4/30 1:00 PM PST (COMPLETE)

8. THURS 4/30 2:00 PM PST (COMPLETE)

Thank you to everyone who participated in this pilot series of creative writing and ethnic studies mini-workshops. I was humbled by the enthusiastic response from the community. Throughout the Artifact Lab, there were current students at CSUSM, former students from CSUSB, mentors, long-time homies, collaborators, and newfound friends and community from various geographies: DC, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego, San Bernardino, the UK, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Orange County…I’ll be in touch with all those who registered. If you missed this first run, feel free to e-mail me if you’d like updates on future happenings. Keep up with the deep listening, the deep organizing, and keep writing, keep fighting!

Looking forward to writing, sharing, and building with you!

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