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CANCELLED Living Writers: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is a poet, essayist, translator, and immigration advocate. He is the author of Cenzontle (BOA editions, 2018), chosen by Brenda Shaughnessy as the winner of the 2017 A. Poulin Jr. prize and winner of the 2018 Northern California Book Award. Cenzontle maps a parallel between the landscape of the border and the […]

David Eng: Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation – On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans

Humanities 1, Room 202

Please join David L. Eng for a discussion of his new book, Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans (Duke University Press, 2019), co-authored with Shinhee Han. The book draws on case histories from the mid-1990s to the present to explore the social and psychic predicaments of Asian American young adults from Generation […]

Living Writers: “After Ursula” with Karen Joy Fowler, Molly Gloss, Nisi Shawl, and Kim Stanley Robinson

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

After Ursula: Four renowned Sci Fi/Fantasy Writers all mentored by Ursula K Le Guin read from their work. Molly Gloss is the author of several novels including The Jump-Off Creek, The Dazzle of Day, Wild Life, The Hearts of Horses and Falling From Horses, as well as the story collection Unforeseen. She writes both realistic […]

Living Writers: Student Readings

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Students will be reading from their own work.  

Living Writers: Jess Arndt

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Jess Arndt received her MFA at Bard and was a 2013 Graywolf SLS Fellow and 2010 Fiction Fellow at the New York Foundation of the Arts. She has written for Fence, BOMB, Aufgabe, and the art journal Parkett, among others. She is a co-founder of New Herring Press, and lives in Los Angeles. More information about Jess Arndt is available here

Living Writers: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint was born in Yangon, Myanmar and grew up in Bangkok, Thailand and San José, California. She is the author of the lyric novel The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven (Noemi Press, 2018) and the family history project Zat Lun, which won the 2018 […]

Living Writers: Jennifer Tseng

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Poet and fiction writer Jennifer Tseng was born in Indiana and raised in California by a first generation Chinese engineer and a third generation German American microbiologist. Her flash fiction collection, The Passion of Woo & Isolde (Rose Metal Press 2017), was a Firecracker Award finalist and winner of an Eric Hoffer Book Award; and […]

Living Writers: Gretchen Primack

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Gretchen Primack is a poet and educator living in New York's Hudson Valley. She has taught and/or administrated with prison education programs (mostly college) since 2005. She's the author of three poetry collections: Visiting Days (Willow Books), Kind (Post Traumatic Press), and Doris' Red Spaces (Mayapple Press), and a chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets […]

CANCELLED – Living Writers: Konrad Steiner

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Please note that this Thursday's Living Writers reader, Konrad Steiner, wanted to respect the graduate student strike and not cross the picket lines. His reading/performance will be rescheduled for next year.  Konrad Steiner is a San Francisco based experimental filmmaker. He has been making 16mm films since 1981, and since 2004 has been working with […]