Fall 2011 Living Writers Reading Series

August 05, 2011

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Each quarter, the Living Writers Reading Series brings visiting authors and poets to UC Santa Cruz to give students an in-depth look into the world of the working writer. 

Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:45 PM
Humanities Lecture Hall

Free and open to the public

September 29
Jaimy Gordon
Author of the underground fantasy classic Shamp of the City-Solo. Her fourth novel, Lord of Misrule, won the 2010 National Book Award for fiction.

October 6
Nina Revoyr
Author of four novels: The Necessary Hunger, Southland, The Age of Dreaming,  and Wingshooters, published in March, 2011.  Download the poster!

October 20
Martha Mendoza
Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and co-author of The Bridge at No Gun Ri : A Hidden Nightmare from the Korean War.

October 27
Peter Orner
Author of a novel, The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, and a story collection, Esther Stories. A new novel, Love and Shame and Love, will be out in November 2011.

November 3
Maggie Nelson and Cecil Giscombe
Maggie Nelson is the author of Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions, The Red Parts: A Memoir, The Art of Cruelty, Something Bright, Then Holes, Jane: A Murder, The Latest Winter, Shiner, and Bluets. Poet Cecil Giscombe is the author of Giscome Road, Into and Out of Dislocation, and Prairie Style.

November 10
Susie Bright (also known as Susie Sexpert)
Writer, speaker, teacher, audio-show host, and performer, all on the subject of sexuality. Her most recent book is Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir.

November 17
David Vann
Author of Caribou Island, Legend of a Suicide, A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea, and Last Day on Earth: A Portrait of the NIU School Shooter. His novel Dirt is forthcoming in 2012.

December 1
Student Reading

Fall 2011 Living Writers Reading Series

Sponsored by the Literature Department, Porter Hitchcock Poetry Fund, Puknat Endowment, Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center, Laurie Sain Creative Writing Endowment, and El Centro: Chicano Latino Resource Center.