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Then I Won’t Seem So Far Away: UCSB Alumna Writes Memoir on Studying Abroad in Europe and Life in Isla Vista during the ‘70s

If you took our beloved UCSB campus and quaint Isla Vista town back to 40 years ago, could you imagine what it would be like? In her new memoir, Then I Won’t Seem So Far Away, Peggy O’ Toole, an a...
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Art Shall Live: ‘The Catalyst’ Launch Party Literary Arts Magazine Shines Spotlight on Lucidity, Tribe Ties and More

Love, the sublime and creation would be virtually unimaginable without their offspring: the arts. The art of Isla Vista is a penetrating reminder of how fortunate we are to live here, able to enjoy ou...
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Local Actors Celebrate Italian Author

The stage was a woven rug, on which stood a podium, a mic stand and a flowerpot. The backdrop was a bare color-changing screen. It was a simple arrangement, but it was enough for the performers of “...
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My Duty to Alert You About ‘A Duty to Betray’

Kelly Moreno knows your brain. Prior to penning his first novel, a revenge tale entitled A Duty to Betray, Moreno led a long career in the field of psychology as a professor at both UCSB and Cal Poly ...
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No Time to Write a Novel Like the Present: Advice to Get Started on Nanowrimo

  With tips provided by: Ashley Ong (freshman, physics major), Jason Chun (Freshman, English major), Sarah Ziemer (Freshman, Biopsychology) and Allegra Bottlik (UCSB graduate, creative writer) &n...
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