41st Annual Writers Week Conference

Tom Lutz, Writers Week director

Writers Week is the longest-running, free literary event in California and features the most renowned authors of our day alongside those at the start of promising careers.


February 12-17, 2018

• Monday-Friday in CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South – Screening Room, 1128
• Saturday in the University Theatre, HUMN 400

Free and open to the public.

Learn more: UCR Today article by Tess Eyrich

Writers include:   Maxine Hong Kingston, LA Review of Books/UCR Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award

Hadara Bar-Nadav  • Sherwin Bitsui  • Chris Buckley  • Micah Chatterton • Charmaine Craig • Nanette Deetz • Josh Emmons • Janet Fitch • Tee Franklin • Roxane Gay • Myriam Gurba  • John Jennings • Krys Lee • James Luna • Marco Maisto • Gina Nahai • Tess Taylor  • Justin Torres • Vickie Vertiz



FEB 12 Monday 

2:30 P.M.           Tess Taylor

4:00 P.M.           Hadara Bar-Nadav       

FEB 13 Tuesday

3:30 P.M.           Chris Buckley

5:00  P.M.          Micah Chatterton & Marco Maisto 

6:30 P.M.           Krys Lee

FEB 14 Wednesday

1:00 P.M.           James Luna & Nanette Deetz

2:30 P.M.           Josh Emmons

4:00 P.M.           Gina Nahai

5:30 P.M.           Vickie Vertiz         

FEB 15 Thursday 

1:00 P.M.           Justin Torres

2:30 P.M.           Sherwin Bitsui

5:00 P.M.           Janet Fitch, Steven Minot Lecturer

7:00 P.M.           Charmaine Craig

FEB 16 Friday 

11:00 A.M          Tee Franklin

1:00 P.M.           John Jennings

2:30 P.M.           Myriam Gurba

7:00 P.M.           Maxine Hong Kingston

                        LA Review of Books/UCR Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award        

FEB 17 Saturday - University Theatre

7:00 P.M.           Roxane Gay


Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

Information: (951) 827-3245 performingarts@ucr.edu   www.creativewriting.ucr.edu

Works by Writers Week authors will be available at the UCR Bookstore and at Cellar Door Books in Canyon Crest Towne Center.

Writers Week 2018 is made possible by support from African Student Programs, LGBT Resource Center, The Well, Women's Resource Center, Office of the Chancellor, Inlandia Institute, Department of Creative Writing Reading Series, Department of Ethnic Studies, California Center for Native Nations, Department of English, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant it received from the James Irvine Foundation.


Photo: Janet Fitch


Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 1:00pm to 8:00pm

CHASS Interdisciplinary South, Symposium Room, INTS 1113

Event Type



Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students, General Public


Free and open to the public

Creative Writing
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