Playwright and poet Brighde Mullins will become director of the University of Southern California Master of Professional Writing program, starting July 1.
The organizer of reading series at REDCAT, LACMA and New York's Dia Art Foundation, Mullins directs a writing program at the California Institute of the Arts. Her plays include "Fire Eater," performed at Venice's Electric Lodge in 2004.
The faculty for the USC program includes writers Janet Fitch, Judith Freeman and Sandra Tsing Loh.
-- Scott Timberg