Winter 2018 Living Writers Series

December 31, 2017

Performing Women: Race, Art and Space

Performing Women: Race, Art and Space features four contemporary writers/artists whose writing and art moves between multiple modes: poetry, prose, visual and textile arts, photography, film, dance, and improvisation to address questions of gender, sexuality, and race.  This series will explore the intersections of literature, writing and performance, and the ways that themes of nation, exile, trauma, and joy move through individual, collective and individual artistic practices.

January 25: Jennifer Tamayo

February 1: Karen Tei Yamashita

February 15: Duriel E. Harris

Februrary 22: Cecilia Vicuña*

Revised Event: 
In Lieu of Cecilia Vicuña's absence, Literature Creative-Critical PhD students, Gabriella Ramirez-Chavez, and José Antonio Villaran will curate some of Cecilia Vicuña's work, showing video/sound footage, and providing comments, revolving around their own engagements with her art and poetry. 

March 15: UCSC Creative Writing Program, Undergraduate Student Reading


Humanities Lecture Hall, 206
Thursdays, 5:20-6:50 PM
All Readings are Free and Open to the Public 
Contact: Ronaldo Wilson (

This event is co-sponsored by the Porter College George Hitchcock Poetry Endowment, American Indian Resource Center, El Centro, Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center, Laurie Sain Creative Writing Endowment, the Chicano Latino Research Center, Cowell College, Bay Tree Bookstore, the Siegfried B. and Elisabeth M. Puknat Literary Series Endowment, the Literature Department, and the Creative Writing Program.

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