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Living Writers Series: Luis Alfaro

February 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206


The Creative Writing Program presents Luis Alfaro in the Winter 2015 Living Writers Series.

Luis Alfaro is a Chicano writer and performer known for his work in poetry, theatre, short stories, performance and journalism. He is also a producer and director who spent ten years at the Mark Taper Forum as Associate Producer, Director of New Play Development and co-director of the Latino Theatre Initiative.

His work has been shown at venues including La Jolla Playhouse, Smithsonian Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Magic Theatre, Goodman Theatre-Chicago, and Latino Chicago and Playwrights Arena in Los Angeles. His plays and performances includeOedipus el Rey, Electricidad, Downtown, No Holds Barrio, Body of Faith, Straight as a Line, Bitter Homes and Gardens, Ladybird, Black Butterfly, and Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

He teaches at the University of Southern California (in the Graduate Playwriting Program, Solo Performance, and Youth Theater) and California Institute of the Arts (in Solo Performance and Actors Studio).


Winter 2015 Living Writers Series:

January 15: Cherrie Moraga, poet/playwright

January 22: Veronica Reyes & Javier Huerta, poets

January 29: Korimar Press, Lorenzo Herrera Y Lozano (publisher) & Maya Chincilla (poet)

February 5: Rigoberto Gonzalez, poet

February 12: Luis Alfaro, performance artist/playwright

February 19: John Jota Leanos, filmmaker

February 26: Anita Hill, attorney

March 5: Maceo Montoya, fiction writer

March 12: student reading


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


February 12, 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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