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January 2019

Living Writers: Myriam Gurba

January 24 @ 5:20 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Myriam Gurba is a native Californian. She attended U.C. Berkeley thanks to affirmative action. She is the author of the 2017 memoir Mean, and two short story collections, Dahlia Season and Painting Their Portraits in Winter. Dahlia Season won the Edmund White Award, which is given to queer writers for outstanding debut fiction. The book was also shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award. Gurba is also the author of two poetry collections, Wish You Were Me and Sweatsuits of the…

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Living Writers: Ronaldo V. Wilson

January 31 @ 5:20 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

UCSC Professor Ronaldo V. Wilson is an award-winning writer, artist and performer and co-founder of the critically lauded performance group Black Took Collective.

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February 2019

Living Writers: Steven Church

February 7 @ 5:20 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Steven Church is the author of six books of nonfiction, most recently I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part: On Work, Fear, and Fatherhood, and he edited the essay anthology, The Spirit of Disruption: Selections from The Normal School. He's a Founding Editor and the Nonfiction Editor for The Normal School: a Literary Magazine as well as the Series Editor for The Normal School Nonfiction Series from Outpost19. He's the Coordinator of the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

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Living Writers: Alex Marzano Lesnevich

February 21 @ 5:20 pm - 7:00 pm
High Street Community Church, 850 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, recipient of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir and the 2018 Chautauqua Prize. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Audible.com, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of London, and The Guardian, it was an Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, and a finalist for a New…

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March 2019

Living Writers: Juan Felipe Herrera

March 7 @ 5:20 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Born on the migrant roads of Central California, Juan Felipe grew up in the literary centers of the new Latinx Civil Rights Movement - San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. There he was inspired by bilingual and Aztec, Mayan cultural roots, as well as urban, and multi-cultural and spoken word, jazz styles on community performance stages. Also, he has been a founder of various poetry, jazz and afro-cuban percussion fusion ensembles, and street theatre groups. Schools, from UCLA, Stanford…

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