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Living Writers with Graduate Alumni: Emma Wood, Jared Harvey, Eric Sneathen, Connor Bassett, Jose Antonio Villará

January 18 @ 5:20 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall


Living Writers – Winter 2024 – Return of the Beloved: An Alumni Series

Basset, C Dylan

C Dylan Bassett‘s first novel, Gad’s Book, was published in 2023. His writing has appeared in Chicago Review, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati.




Joseph, Jared

Jared Joseph’s most recent writing has been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Iowa Review, and Action. His A Book About Myself Called Hell was published by Kernpunkt Press in 2022, and his novel Danny the Ambulance was published by Outpost 19 in 2023. Jared Joseph teaches at Los Angeles City College and lives in Los Angeles where he writes, plays music, and drinks coffee like it’s a hot dog eating contest.


Sneathen, EricEric Sneathen is the author of the poetry collections Don’t Leave Me This Way (Nightboat 2023) and Snail Poems (Krupskaya 2016), as well as a number of chapbooks, including Minor Work (MO(0)ON/IO 2022). With Daniel Benjamin, he organized Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today and co-edited the companion volume, The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture (Wolfman Books 2017). He also co-edited, with Lauren Levin, Honey Mine (Nightboat 2021), the collected fictions of Camille Roy. His reviews have been featured at the Poetry Foundation and SF MoMA’s Open Space, and his dissertation—”The Future Unites Us: A Gay Poetics of San Francisco, 1944-2019″—is being revised for publication. He lives in Alameda, CA and works for UCSC as the Graduate Program Coordinator for Latin American and Latino Studies.


Villarán, Jose AntonioJose Antonio Villarán has bilingual fluency (English – Spanish) as a writer, scholar, translator and instructor. He is the author of two books of poetry: la distancia es siempre la misma (2006) & el cerrajero (2012); one book of translation, Album of Fences (2018); and creator of the AMLT project (, an exploration of hypertext literature and collective authorship. His third book, titled open pit, was published by AUB in 2022 and was nominated for a Northern California Book Award.


Wood, EmmaOriginally from New York City, Emma Winsor Wood holds a BA from Harvard in Russian History & Literature and an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she taught literature and poetry writing. Her recent work appears in Fence, ZYZZVA, jubilat, and DIAGRAM, and her first book, A Failed Performance: Short Plays and Scenes by Daniil Kharms, a collaborative translation with the poet C Dylan Bassett, was recently published by Plays Inverse Press. Her poetry manuscript, Preferred Internal Landscape, has been named a finalist in the CSU, BOAAT, Switchback Books, Noemi Press, Zone 3, and the University of Wisconsin book contests.  She currently lives, with her husband and their two dogs, in the Santa Cruz mountains, where she also works as an editor for Stone Soup Magazine.


January 18
5:20 pm - 7:00 pm


Humanities Lecture Hall
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map