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Brenda Shaughnessy: "Feminism & Poetry, Empowerment & Passion"

April 27, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


Brenda ShaughnessyPlease join Women’s Studies / Feminist Studies alumni, classmates, and faculty for an intriguing afternoon.

2:00-3:00 PM: Reception
3:00-4:30 PM: Brenda Shaughnessy will present a talk entitled: “Feminism & Poetry, Empowerment & Passion”
4:30-6:00 PM: Feminist Studies Faculty Panel will discuss “The Vibrant State of the Feminist Studies Department” to discuss the launching of the Feminist Studies graduate program, the UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, current curriculum, faculty research, and more.

Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Our Andromeda (Copper Canyon Press, September 2012.) Her other books are Human Dark with Sugar, which was a finalist for the 2008 NBCC Award and winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Interior with Sudden Joy, finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Harpers, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Yale Review and elsewhere. She is currently Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Rutgers University at Newark. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, son, and daughter.

The series of events is organized and sponsored by the UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and the Feminist Studies Department. Cosponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Living Writers Reading Series.

Staff support provided by the Institute for Humanities Research. For further information, including disabled access, please contact Shann Ritchie,, (831) 459-5655. Maps:


April 27, 2013
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States