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The Golden West College Theater Arts department begins a new series of daytime performance events, ART IN THE PARK, held in the beautiful Golden West College Amphitheater.


Beginning Thursday September 26 at 3 pm, ART IN THE PARK will welcome Dr. Paul Kareem Tayyar, GWC Professor of English and a published author for his presentation of “A Poetry Reading in the Park.”  Admission is free.  The GWC Amphitheater is located off the Gothard Street parking lot on the east side of the GWC campus.  A parking pass is required and can be purchased from the parking kiosks.


Dr. Paul Kareem Tayyar’s most recent books are “Immigrant Songs” (WordTech, 2019), and “The Prince of Orange County” (Pelekinesis, 2018), the latter of which was a finalist for an Independent Book Award. Previous works of his include “Magic Carpet Poems” (Tebot Bach, 2015), “Scenes From A Good Life” (Tebot Bach, 2009), and, “Postmark Atlantis” (Level 4 Press, 2009). His poetry and fiction has been published in a wide variety of literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Brilliant Corners, The Santa Monica Review, and The Writer’s Almanac.  He is a Professor of English at Golden West College, and is a recipient of a 2019 Wurlitzer Poetry Fellowship.


The next ART IN THE PARK events will be on October 21 and 22 featuring students from the GWC Dance department.


Information about ART IN THE PARK and the Golden West College Theater Arts department can be found at  For additional information regarding this event, contact Martie Ramm Engle at