3Gs | 3Genres



  • LCAD Gallery
  • 374 Ocean Avenue
  • Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Join LCAD Liberal Arts faculty members Gwendolyn Oxenham, Genevieve Scott, and Grant Hier, (3Gs) for a night of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry (3Genres). The authors will read from their recent books: Gwendolyn from her book of non-fiction, Under the Lights and in the Dark; Genevieve from her book of fiction, Catch My Drift; and Grant from his book of poetry, Similitude. Q&A and book signing to follow.


GRANT HIER is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Anaheim, poetry editor for Chiron Review, and a full Professor of English and Creative Writing at Laguna College of Art and Design. His book, Untended Garden was awarded Prize Americana and nominated for both an American Book Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His last two poetry collections are The Difference Between and Similitude. A book of flash fiction, California Continuum (co-written with the Poet Laureate of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, John Brantingham), will be published on March 30, 2019—accompanied by a book launch reading in LCAD Gallery. Grant was previously awarded both the Nancy Dew Taylor Prize and the Kick Prize for poetry, and his writing has been widely anthologized. In addition to be a writer, Grant is a musical artist, visual artist, former graphic designer, and art director. He wrote and produced the CD JOYRIDE: Friends Take the Wheel, a companion to the book Good Morning, Aztlán: The Words, Pictures & Songs of Louie Pérez (Tia Chucha / Northwestern University Press, 2018). As a voice actor, he contributed the part of Stanley Hohner for the audiobook version of the New York Times bestseller, Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel (Penguin/Random House, 2017), by George Saunders. That recording won the 2018 Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year.


GWENDOLYN OXENHAM received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame, where she was awarded the Nicholas Sparks post-graduate fellowship. She is the author of Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer and Finding the Game: Three Years, Twenty-five Countries, and the Search for Pickup Soccer. She directed and featured in Pelada, an award-winning documentary centered on pickup games around the world. She has written for The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, Slate, the New York Times, and U.S. Soccer. A Duke University soccer alum, she played for Santos FC in Brazil and has also served as a sports ambassador for the U.S. State Department. She currently teaches English and Creative Writing classes at Laguna College of Art and Design.


GENEVIEVE SCOTT is a Canadian writer and writing instructor based in Southern California. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing MFA. Her award-winning short fiction has been published in literary journals in Canada and the United Kingdom, including the New Quarterly, the White Wall Review, and the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology. Her short films have screened at eleven film festivals throughout the US, Canada, England, and Ireland. Genevieve grew up in Toronto and currently lives in Irvine with her husband and son. She teaches English at Laguna College of Art + Design and she volunteers as a creative writing mentor to at-risk teen girls in Los Angeles with the non-profit WriteGirl. Catch My Drift, her debut novel, launched in April 2018 with Goose Lane Editions in Canada and will be available in the US in February/March 2019.