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City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs announces novelist Wally Rudolph as writer-in-residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Born in Canada to Chinese-Jamaican immigrant parents and raised in Texas, Wally Rudolph settled in Los Angeles after a peripatetic youth. He is a multidisciplinary artist and diversity advocate whose debut novel, Four Corners (Counterpoint/Soft Skull, 2014) garnered praise for its unflinching prose and drew comparisons to the hard-edged but compassionate work of Denis Johnson among others. His second novel MIGHTY, MIGHTY was published to critical praise in 2015.  

During his tenure at the Beach House (January 16 to March 20, 2019) he is working on a new novel, The Ox, The Horse & The Boar. He also post weekly updates about his residency at, hold open office hours, and present a series of three public conversations on the theme of Creating Art in Times of Strife. In these conversations, Rudolph speaks with socially conscious artists across several disciplines and discusses how the current state of socio-political polarization and environmental crisis affect and inform each artist’s respective process and practice.

The public is invited to office hours for questions about writing and the publishing process from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following days:

Friday, Feb. 2, 15, 22

Sunday, Feb. 3

Sunday, March 3

Friday, March 15

Public Events:

At the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica CA 90402

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Creating Art in Times of Strife Conversation with filmmaker Christine Yoo | Free | RSVP

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Creating Art in Times of Strife Conversation with artist Neha Choksi | Free | RSVP

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Creating Art in Times of Strife Conversation with TBD | Free | RSVP

At the Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA 90401

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Poets & Writers Literary Roundtable Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion | Free | RSVP  

To learn more about Wally Rudolph, please visit or the Annenberg Community Beach House website,

Submitted by Miranda Iglesias, Public Information Coordinator

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