Writers Week 2020 - Feb 10

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 • Angela Morales • Walter Mosley • 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 
Learn more


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

Parking: Complimentary permits available in Lot 6.
Information: (951) 827-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu  www.creativewriting.ucr.edu 
@UCRWritersWeek #UCRWritersWeek


SCHEDULE: Monday, Feb 10

2:30   Tom Lutz
1:30    Norma Cantú - Stephen Minot Lecture
3:00   Jerry Stahl
4:30   Lisa Teasley
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South - Screening Room, INTS 1128
Free and open to the public.
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Information Kiosk Booth 


7:00   Walter Mosley - LARB/UCR Lifetime Achievement Award
February 10, Monday, 7:00 P.M.
University Theatre, HUMN 400
Parking: Complimentary permits available in Lot 6.

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



Norma Cantú is the author, most recently, of Cabañuelas: A Love Story and Meditación Fronteriza: Poems of Life. She has published articles on a number or academic subjects as well as poetry and fiction. Her publications on border literature, the teaching of English, quinceañera celebration and the matachines, a religious dance tradition have earned her an international reputation as a scholar and folklorist. She has written and co-edited many books and edited a collection of testimonios by Chicana scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Her award winning Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera chronicles her childhood experiences on the border. She edits the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Culture and Traditions book series at The Texas A&M University Press. 

Tom Lutz is the author of Born Slippy: A Novel. He is the founding editor of Los Angeles Review of Books and a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UCR. His other work includes two books of travel essays, Drinking Mare’s Milk on the Roof of the World, And the Monkey Learned Nothing, the cultural histories Crying and Doing Nothing, the literary histories Cosmopolitan Vistas and American Nervousness, 1903

Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America. He is the author of more than 50 critically-acclaimed books including the just released Elements of Fiction, a nonfiction book about the art of writing fiction; the Down the River and Unto the Sea (which won an Edgar Award for “Best Novel”) and the bestselling mystery series featuring “Easy Rawlins.” His work has been translated into 25 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times and The Nation, among other publications. He is also a writer and an executive producer on the John Singleton FX show, Snowfall.

In 2013 he was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame, and he is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, The Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award, a Grammy®, and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Mosley lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

Jerry Stahl is a writer of memoir (Permanent Midnight, OG Dad), novels (Perv, I Fatty, Pain Killers, Happy Mutant Baby Pills, Bad Sex on Speed), television (Twin Peaks, Hemingway and Gellhorn, CSI, Maron, Escape at Dannemora, and film (Permanent Midnight, Bad Boys II, Urge, Chuck), and other works. 

Lisa Teasley is the author of the acclaimed novels  Heat Signature  and  Dive, and the award-winning story collection,  Glow in the Dark, published by Bloomsbury. Her frequently anthologized essays, stories, and poems have appeared in publications and media such as National Public Radio, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times,  Essence,  Zyzzyva,  Joylandand  Black Clock. She is writer and presenter of the BBC television documentary “High School Prom” and senior fiction editor at  Los Angeles Review of Books. A painter as well, she is represented by the Marie Baldwin Gallery. 

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 2:30pm to 8:30pm

CHASS Interdisciplinary South, Screening Room, INTS 1128 and University Theatre, HUMN 400

Event Type

Arts, Conferences


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


homepage, insideUCR

Creative Writing
Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity