Fall 2017 Living Writers Series

September 28, 2017

Beyond the Wall: War, Refuge, and Home
This quarter's series boasts an impressive lineup of artists, filmmakers, poets, and writers whose works bring insight and understanding about histories of war, refuge, and the importance of hope.

Each quarter, the Living Writer's Series provides a space for writers of all kinds to share their work and visions to the students and faculty of UC Santa Cruz. This quarter's series, Beyond the Wall: War, Refuge, and Home,pushes against the idea that we can build walls to keep others out or in or to keep our borders safe. We are complicit with a long history of war and economic distress making refuge, exile, migration, and loss of home for many a necessary and cruel reality. Perhaps we are not always aware of it, but over time we’ve come to live among friends and family and neighbors who know intimately the trauma of these histories. The series highlights include Renee Tajima-Peña, whose documentary film No Más Bébes has been nominated for an Oscar, and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, an exiled Kenyan novelist and theorist of postcolonial literature. 

For more information about the series, see the links provided at the bottom of the page. 

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