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

Kyle Lucia Wu (kyleluciawu.com)

Win Me Something

Publisher: Tin House

Kyle Lucia Wu is the author of Win Me Something (Tin House 2021). She is the Managing Director at Kundiman, a nonprofit for Asian American writers, and teaches creative writing at Catapult and Fordham University.

 

Rajiv Mohabir (www.rajivmohabir.com)

Assistant Professor at Emerson College

Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir

Cutlish

Publisher: Restless Books & Four Way Books

Rajiv Mohabir is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Cutlish (Four Way Books 2021), the memoir Antiman (Restless Books 2021), and the translator of I Even Regret Night: Holy Songs of Demerara (1916; Kaya Press 2019). He is currently an assistant professor of poetry in the MFA program at Emerson College.

 

Molly Fisk (mollyfisk.com)

California Fire & Water, A Climate Crisis Anthology

The More Difficult Beauty

Publisher: Hip Pocket Press

Patreon

Molly Fisk edited California Fire & Water, A Climate Crisis Anthology, with a Poets Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets as Poet Laureate of Nevada County, CA. Also an NEA fellow, her most recent poetry collection is The More Difficult Beauty.

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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 Production, Center for Ideas and Society, Dr. 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 Music, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, California Center for Native Nations, Dr. Clifford Trafzer, Distinguished Professor of History and Rupert and Jeanette Henry Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, UCR ARTS, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean’s Office, Native 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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