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Living Writers Series: Jennifer Tamayo

January 25, 2018 @ 5:20 pm - 6:50 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206


Jennif(f)er Tamayo is a writer and performer. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. She is the author of the collection of poems and art work, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011) and the limited edition chapbook POEMS ARE THE ONLY REAL BODIES  (Bloof Books, 2013).  Her second full collection of poems and artwork is YOU DA ONE (Noemi 2017, Coconut 2014). From 2010-2015, JT has served as the Managing Editor for Futurepoem  an independent NYC press publishing contemporary poetry and prose. She is a Canto Mundo Fellow and a Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics EmergeNYC Fellow (2016.) She currently lives and works in Sacramento, California.


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.


January 25, 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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