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An Evening with Joe Garcia and Kate McQueen

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


Kresge’s Media & Society Series Presents, in Partnership with the Humanities Institute:

An Evening with Joe Garcia and Kate McQueen

Journalist Joe Garcia, whose viral essay “Listening to Taylor Swift in Prison” was published in the New Yorker last year, will be in conversation with writer, editor, and UCSC lecturer Kate McQueen. Garcia and McQueen will be discussing their major investigative piece about California’s parole process, which was recently published in Alta Magazine. (Because Garcia is presently incarcerated, he will be participating via phone.)

Joe Garcia is a journalist and Prison Journalism Project correspondent incarcerated in California. Garcia was previously a staff writer and the chair of the Journalism Guild for San Quentin News. In addition to prison publications, his work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and the Sacramento Bee.

Kate McQueen serves as the managing editor of Prison Journalism Project’s print newspaper, PJPxInside, and as an editorial advisor to Wall City, San Quentin’s prisoner-run quarterly magazine. McQueen is a writer and lecturer at University of California Santa Cruz, specializing in literary journalism, with a focus on narratives of crime and justice.

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February 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Humanities 1, Room 210
1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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