The Literary Voice
Daylong event includes readings, workshops and book signings


LONG BEACH, California – Poet and novelist Frank X. Gaspar, and pioneers of the steampunk movement, Tim Powers and Jim Blaylock, will be the guest authors at Long Beach City College’s first-ever The Literary Voice event on the Liberal Arts Campus on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. The event, which will be held in T-1200 and the P Building, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include readings, workshops and book signings.

Time Location
Friday, September 27, 2019 10:00AM – 5:00PM LAC Campus T-1200 & P Building

Gaspar, a professor emeritus at LBCC, is a poet and novelist whose works often focus on the Portuguese-American experience. His books include Stealing Fatima, Night of a Thousand Blossoms and Leaving Pico. He has won the Barnes & Noble Discovery Award, the Morse Poetry Prize and Brittingham Prize in Poetry. His poetry has been published in The New Yorker Magazine.

Powers is a two-time World Fantasy Award winner whose works include Last Call, Declare and On Stranger Tides, a 1987 piracy novel that served as the storyline for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie and the video game series Monkey Island.

Blaylock, who also has won the World Fantasy Award twice, is the author specializing in steampunk and fabulism. His works include The Digging Leviathan, Homunculus and Lord Kelvin’s Machine. Blaylock teaches creative writing at Chapman University.

Powers and Blaylock both were mentored by science fiction legend Philip K. Dick.


Tickets for the event are $45.

For media inquiries, contact English professor Natalie Burgess at or 562-938-4822.

Please note for Accommodations: At least 72 hours prior to the event, (562) 938-4558 (voice), (562) 353-4217 (videophone), & // Sign Language Interpreting, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, 5 business days prior to the event, please contact HR Analyst: Jaymee Hunt 562-938-4547 | or Sonia Leticia Vélez 562.938.4323 | *requests are based on provider availability*