UCR Creative Writing - 43rd Annual Writers Week Conference 2020

Updated Jan 17, 2020

UCR Department of Creative Writing

43rd Annual Writers Week Conference 2020

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.

Ishmael Beah • Norma Cantú • Elizabeth Cantwell • Marilyn Chin • Karla Cordero • Diana Marie Delgado • Jonathan Friedman • Rachel Howzell Hall • Brandon Hobson • Brian Hudson • Anna Journey • Tom Lutz • Walter Mosley • Angela Morales • Wendy C. Ortiz • Victoria Patterson • Cati Porter • Joseph Rios • Ricco Siasoco • Jake Skeets • Jerry Stahl • Susan Straight • Lisa Teasley • Sergio Troncoso

February 10-14, 2020
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South - Screening Room, INTS 1128
Free and open to the public.
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Information Kiosk Booth until 8:00 P.M.

Walter Mosley, LA Review of Books - UCR Department of Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award
February 10, Monday, 7:00 P.M.
University Theatre, HUMN 400

Free and open to the public.
Parking: Complimentary permits available in Lot 6.

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



Monday, Feb 10
12:30  Tom Lutz
1:30    Norma Cantú – Stephen Minot Lecture
3:00   Jerry Stahl
4:30   Lisa Teasley
7:00   Walter Mosley – LARB/UCR Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, Feb 11
12:00   Marilyn Chin
1:30     Angela Morales
3:00     Karla Cordero
4:30     Victoria Patterson
6:30     Laila Lalami  Updated 1/11/20

Wednesday, Feb 12
11:00  Jake Skeets
12:00  Cati Porter
           Elizabeth Cantwell
1:30    Susan Straight
3:00   Ricco Siasoco
4:30   Brian Hudson
6:30   Ishmael Beah – D. Charles Whitney Reader

Thursday, Feb 13
12:00  PEN America Free Speech Forum with Jonathan Friedman  
1:30    Wendy C. Ortiz
3:00   Rachel Howzell Hall
4:30   Sergio Troncoso
5:30   MFA Reading  Updated 1/17/20

Friday, Feb 14
12:00  Diana Marie Delgado
1:30    Joseph Rios
3:00   Brandon Hobson
4:30   Anna Journey

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

Writers Week 2020 is made possible by support from African Student Programs, Office of the Chancellor, California Center for Native Nations, Prof. Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, UCR Department of Ethnic Studies, UCR Department of English, Ratliffe Family Foundation, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Dr. Clifford Trafzer, Distinguished Professor of History and Rupert and Jeanette Henry Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs.

Monday, February 10 at 12:30pm to 8:00pm

More dates through February 14, 2020

CHASS Interdisciplinary South, Screening Room, INTS 1128

Event Type

Arts, Conferences


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

Creative Writing
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