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"CLA put together one of the most thoughtful invitations that has ever been extended to me. The students were super engaged and interested in aspects of the reading I’ve never seen before—from the event itself to the broadcast and social media. And I truly hope the conversations begun with the faculty while there continue long after this event... I’m very grateful to have gone."  

— Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby

Upcoming Events

  • CLA Book Club: They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib
    Feb 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us Book Club Sunday, February 19, 2023 Zoom at 4:00-5:00 PM PST Meeting ID: 897 569 5484 Passcode: 569292
  • CLA Presents: Hanif Abdurraqib
    Thu, Feb 23
    Hammer Theatre
    Feb 23, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio between 2nd and, N 3rd St, San Jose, CA 95113

The Center For Literary Arts has welcomed many powerful voices to come and share their story.

Find out who they are. 

Featured Video

Tommy Orange Signing

February 6th, 2020

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