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Living Writers Series: Jared Harvey, Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez, Whitney De Vos, Nicholas James Whittington, Eric Sneathen

May 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206


The Spring 2015 Living Writers Series is focused on flexible forms and mixed media. You can expect writers and artists working in and across a number of forms, and through a variety of media to include poetry, fiction, film, graphic art, dance, and music. Each of the writers and artists featured in this series combines multiple genres and materials, whether textual, sonic, visual, and/or embodied to explore intersections of race, sexuality, gender, and class in their written, screened, and staged performances.

The Living Writers Series is a free and public event held Thursdays, 6:00-7:45 pm in Humanities Lecture Hall 206. For more information, please email

Jared Harvey

is a an author of several chapbooks, including Commuting: Have Gone to Ithaca. – Frank Quitely, Hosni Mubarak, Mammal, and his most recent chapbook Here You Are (co-authored with Sara Peck. His poetry has been featured at Ohio Edit and Spork Press. He is currently a Graduate Student and Creative Writing Instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He can be found online at his tumblr page:

Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez

is a Guatemalan-American poet originally from Los Angeles, California. Gaby’s work has appeared in Plath Profiles, Kweli, and The Acentos Review. She received her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach, where she pursued her research on the poetry of Sylvia Plath and S.T. Coleridge. Her graduate research at UCSC is focused on literature by Central Americans and US Central Americans about the state violence and forced disappearances in the isthmus in the 1970s and 1980s, and the ongoing struggle for justice. She can be found online at:

Whitney De Vos

has been recognized for her poetry with numerous honors, and is a PhD student at UC Santa Cruz concentrating on 20th and 21st century American poetry, poetics, and politics. As part of an innovative alt-ac pilot program in collaboration with UCSC’s Graduate Division Dean, Whitney interned at UCHRI during August and September 2014, working on program development, research activities, and scholarly communications for the institute. She can be found online at:

Nicholas James Whittington

was born and raised in the City of San Francisco. His poems have appeared in Ambush Review, Beatitude, Beloit Poetry Journal, Big Bell, Dusie, Felucca, Flying Fish, Greetings, HamsterRad, Illuminations, Marginalia, Oxalis, Ping Pong, Poems by Sunday, and Polis: Este Jardin, as well as in the chapbooks SLOUGH and SCORIA. He is currently a PhD student at UCSC and the editor at AMERARCANA: The Bird & Beckett Review, a serial publication of poetry, creative & critical prose, other words & works of art. He can be found online at:

Eric Sneathen

lives in Santa Cruz, California, where he is studying for his PhD in Literature. His reviews have been published by Small Press Distribution and Tripwire, and his poetry has been published by Mondo Bummer, The Equalizer, and Faggot Journal. He can be found online at:


Spring 2015 Living Writer Series:
April 16: Janice Lee
April 23: Terri Witek, Jai Arun Ravine
April 30: Marilyn Chin
May 7: Jared Harvey, Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez, Whitney De Vos, Nicholas James Whittington, Eric Sneathen
May 14: Dawn Lundy Martin
May 21: Eleni Sikelianos, Josef Sikelianos
May 28: Sarah Manguso, Maggie Nelson
June 4: Student Reading
June 11: Senior Projects Reading


May 7, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:45 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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