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. writersweek.ucr.edu

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Director, Writers Week

Distinguished Professor

Department of Creative Writing / School of Medicine-Medical Humanities

Tom Lutz 

Publisher, Los Angeles Review of Books 

Distinguished Professor 

Department of Creative Writing

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February 12 & 14 - 18, 2022

ONLINE. Free and open to the public. 

Captioned & ASL interpreted.

Full 2022 Schedule 

Post-Festival Ticketed Event on February 19 with Los Angeles Review of Books

Download the Interactive 44th Writers Week Poster here

Download the Interactive Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Poster here

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Saturday, February 12

Gordon Lee Johnson

Bird Songs Don't Lie

Publisher: HeyDay

Gordon Lee Johnson is Cahuilla/Cupeno and lives on the Pala Indian Reservation. He attended UC Santa Cruz and graduated with a BA in creative writing from Vermont College, and MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and and MFA in screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Studies in Santa Fe. He is a former columnist/feature writer with The Press-Enterprise and author of three books “Rez Dogs Eat Beans,” “Fast Cars and Frybread,” and “Birdsongs Don’t Lie,” in addition to short stories and poetry.

 

Kim Shuck (kimshuck.com)

Exile Heart

Kim Shuck is a whimsical protein. Shuck has authored five solo books, the latest of which is Exile Heart. She is the 7th San Francisco Poet Laureate Emerita.

 

Lewis deSoto (www.lewisdesoto.net)

Tired of Eternity

Publisher: Magnolia Editions

Lewis deSoto (Cahuilla), born 1954, in San Bernardino, California is
known for his installations, sculpture, photography, writing and public art that engages cosmological questions, notions of self, and plays with
inherent phenomena. He was educated at UC Riverside and Claremont
Graduate University. He is an Emeritus Professor of Art at San
Francisco State University.

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The 45th Writers Week 2022 is made possible by support from:

Inland Empire Magazine, UCR Department of Ethnic Studies, UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital ProductionCenter for Ideas and SocietyDr. Melissa Wilcox, Professor and Holstein Endowed Chair, Dr. Michael Alexander, Professor and Maimonides Chair in Jewish Studies, Pr. Alex Espinoza, Associate Professor, Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair of Creative Writing and English, Distinguished Professor, UCR Department of MusicAllison Adelle Hedge CokeCalifornia Center for Native NationsDr. Clifford Trafzer, Distinguished Professor of History and Rupert and Jeanette Henry Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, UCR ARTSCollege of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean’s OfficeNative American Student Programs Office (NASP), Joshua Gonzales, Director, the Ratcliffe Family Creative Writing Endowment Fund, Los Angeles Review of Books, and our great Giving Tuesday donors!

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Information: writersweek@ucr.edu & allisonh@ucr.edu

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