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Living Writers: Peter Orner

November 10, 2016 @ 5:20 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206


Peter Orner is the author of two story collections, Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge and Esther Stories, and two novels, Love and Shame and Love and The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo. He has received the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two Pushcart Prizes, and was a finalist for both the PEN/Hemingway Award. and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Atlantic, and Best American Stories. Orner has received Guggenheim and Lannan Foundation Fellowships, as well as a Fulbright to Namibia. A faculty member at San Francisco State University and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, he has taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the University of Montana, and Northwestern University. He lives in San Francisco and Bolinas, California.

Living Writers is an series of events that are free to students and the public, and happens every Thursday night from 6-7:45pm in the Humanities Lecture Hall, room 206. This series will be focusing on fiction writers as well as film makers. It’s going to be an exciting series and we hope to see you there!  For more details, please email us at

Readings sponsored by The Humanities Division, The Porter Hitchcock Poetry Fund, The Literature Department and Poets and Writers Inc.


November 10, 2016
5:20 pm - 7:00 pm
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Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206
UCSC Humanities Lecture Hall, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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