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Writers Week 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
  1–6 p.m.

  Additional Dates (5)

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South Screening Room, INTS 1128, University Theatre and UCR Culver Center of the Arts in Downtown Riverside
  Parking Information

Category: Conference

Description:

DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE WRITING

36th annual  Writers Week Conference
Tom Lutz, Director

Writers Week is the longest-running free literary event in California and regularly attracts seasoned authors and those just beginning their careers.

Los Angeles Times Editor-in-Chief Davan Maharaj will open the 36th annual Writers Week at the University of California, Riverside on Feb. 4, 2013, in a lecture addressing the battle to save journalism.

Award-winning authors Jamaica Kincaid, Jayne Anne Phillips and David Shields will headline a cast of noted writers who will participate in panel discussions and readings during Southern California’s longest-running, free event devoted to writing and writers. Writers Week regularly attracts seasoned authors and those just beginning their careers.

Maharaj, who was named editor of the Los Angeles Times in December 2011, will deliver the 45th Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture, a series devoted to addressing issues in journalism and the media that was begun in 1966 by the late Howard H (Tim) Hays when he was editor of The Press-Enterprise newspaper.

Also scheduled to participate in are: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, professor of creative writing at UCR; science fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, associate professor of creative writing at UC Riverside; Héctor Tobar, Los Angeles Times columnist and novelist; Patricia Hampl, critically acclaimed poet and memoirist; Rubén Martínez, nonfiction writer, poet and documentarian; novelist Tod Goldberg, director of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the UCR Palm Desert Center; Wanda Coleman, poet; Jacqueline Berger, poet; Sheila Sanderson, poet; Christopher Buckley, poet and professor of creative writing at UCR; Reyna Grande, novelist and memoirist; Rebecca O’Connor, nonfiction; Marisela Norte, poet and fiction writer; Aimee Phan, novelist; and Mariah Young, novelist and recent graduate of the UCR Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts MFA program.

Writers Week 2013 is made possible by support from the UC Riverside College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

SCHEDULE              
Activities take place in the CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South, Screening Room 1128
unless otherwise noted.  All events are free and open to the public.
                                    
DAY 1:  Monday, February 4
   1:00 pm   Tod Goldberg
   2:30 pm   Hector Tobar
   4:00 pm   Reyna Grande
•  7:30 pm   Davan Maharaj - 45th Hays Press-Enterprise Lecturer
                      Venue: University Theatre
                      RSVP requested - http://emp.ucr.edu/hays_lecture/

DAY 2:  Tuesday, February 5
   1:00 pm   Jacqueline Berger
   2:00 pm   Sheila Sanderson
   3:30 pm   Christopher Buckley
   5:00 pm   Patricia Hampl

DAY 3:  Wednesday, February 6
   12:00 pm   Nalo Hopkinson
    3:00 pm    David Shields
    5:00 pm    Wanda Coleman and Juan Felipe Herrera - CANCELLED Feb 6, 2013

DAY 4:  Thursday, February 7
   1:00 pm   Rebecca O’Connor
   2:00 pm   Aimee Phan
   3:30 pm   Rubén Martinez
   7:00 pm   Jamaica Kincaid
                     This lecture is made possible by financial support from the UC Riverside African Student Programs.

DAY 5:  Friday, February 8
   2:00 pm   Mariah Young
   4:00 pm   Marisela Norte
•  7:30 pm   Jayne Anne Phillips
                      Venue:  UCR Culver Center of the Arts in the Coil Brothers Atrium
                      3834 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501, in Downtown Riverside
                      Event Information: (951) 827-3755   www.culvercenter.ucr.edu
                      Parking: available in nearby lots.

Photo credits:
Patricia Hampl - photo: Barry Goldstein . Rebecca O’Connor - photo: Priscilla Iezzi . Nalo Hopkinson - photo: David Findlay, 2011 . Jayne Anne Phillips - photo: Jerry Bauer . Jamaica Kincaid - photo: courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux . David Shields - photo: Tom Collicott . Tom Lutz - photo: Lisa Jane Persky
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Works by Writers Week authors will be available for purchase at the venue on the days of their presentations by The Cellar Door Books.
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Venues:
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South, Screening Room 1128
University Theatre
UCR Culver Center of the Arts in the Coil Brothers Atrium
Parking:  $6 permits are available at the University Kiosk
Information:  (951) 825-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu  




Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Creative Writing Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245
performingarts@ucr.edu