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Living Writers Series: Duriel E. Harris

February 15, 2018 @ 5:20 pm - 6:50 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206


Duriel E. Harris, poet, performer, and sound artist, is author of No Dictionary of a Living
Tongue, Drag and Amnesiac and coauthor of the poetry video Speleology. Current undertakings
include “Blood Labyrinth” and the solo performance project Thingification. Harris is an
associate professor of English in the graduate creative writing program at Illinois State
University and the Editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora.


Living Writers Series Winter 2018:
Performing Women: Race, Art, and Space

Performing Women: Race, Art and Space features four contemporary writers/artists whose writing and art moves between multiple modes: poetry, prose, visual and textile arts, photography, film, dance, and improvisation to address questions of gender, sexuality, and race.  This series will explore the intersections of literature, writing and performance, and the ways that themes of nation, exile, trauma, and joy move through individual, collective and individual artistic practices.
This series will also feature three “Live Models,” in the form of master conversations/performances, mainly for the Creative/Critical (and other) graduate students, faculty, and the larger Cowell College Community.


Winter 2018 Schedule:
January 25th: Jennifer Tamayo
February 1st: Karen Tei Yamashita
February 15th: Duriel E. Harris
February 22nd: Cecilia Vicuña
March 15th: UCSC Creative Writing Program, Undergraduate Student Reading


All Living Writers readings are free and open to the public. Please contact Ronaldo Wilson at with any questions or concerns. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Porter College George Hitchcock Poetry Endowment, Laurie Sain Creative Writing Endowment, the Chicano Latino Research Center, Cowell College, Bay Tree Bookstore, the Siegfried B. and Elisabeth M. Puknat Literary Series Endowment, and Literature Department and Creative Writing Program.


February 15, 2018
5:20 pm - 6:50 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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