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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Thursday, February 17

 

Kate Bonnici 

Night Burial  (Winner of the Colorado Prize)

Publisher: Colorado State University - Center for Literary Publishing

Kate Bolton Bonnici grew up in rural Alabama and holds degrees from Harvard, NYU (JD), UC Riverside (MFA), and UCLA (PhD). Her work has appeared in Foundry, Image, Tupelo Quarterly, Southern Humanities Review, Arts & Letters, and elsewhere. Her poetry collection, Night Burial, was selected by Kiki Petrosino for the 2020 Colorado Prize. She is currently a lecturer in rhetorical arts at Loyola Marymount University.

 

Moheb Soliman (mohebsoliman.info)

Homes book of poems

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Moheb Soliman is an interdisciplinary poet from Egypt and the Midwest who's presented work at diverse art and public spaces in the US and Canada with support from numerous foundations and institutions. His first book of poems, HOMES (Coffee House Press, 2021), is part contemporary nature poetry, part immigrant travelogue, immersed in the vast natural-cultural sprawl of the Great Lakes region. Moheb has degrees from the University of Toronto and the New School, was Program Director for the Arab lit and film organization Mizna, and is a current Tulsa Artist Fellow.

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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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