UCR Department of Creative Writing
The MFA Program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at UCR presents the 7th Annual Creative Writing Reading Series
Writers, Agents, and Editors Talk About How to Get Your Work into the World.
Guest speakers include Elise Capron, Carribean Fragoza, and Dan López.
Co-sponsored by Alex Espinoza, Associate Professor,
Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair of Creative Writing and English
Coordinated by Susan Straight, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing
Hosted by Alex Espinoza, Associate Professor of Creative Writing
May 4, 2021
Tuesday, 3:00-4:00 pm PDT
This event will be held virtually on Crowdcast.
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Free and open to the campus
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Elise Capron is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, which is known for guiding the careers of many best-selling fiction and non-fiction authors, including Amy Tan, Lisa See, Maxine Hong Kingston, Eric Foner, and many more. She represents writers in the areas of adult literary fiction, and, on the non-fiction side, history, science, cultural studies, environmental issues, and more. She is always looking for writers who are passionate about the message they want to convey to the world.
The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Carribean Fragoza was raised in South El Monte, California. After graduating from UCLA, Fragoza completed the Creative Writing MFA Program at CalArts, where she worked with writers Douglas Kearney and Norman Klein. Fragoza is founder of Vicious Ladies, a new website publishing womxn, queer, and non-binary critics of color. She co-edits UC Press's acclaimed California cultural journal, Boom California, and is also the founder of South El Monte Arts Posse, an interdisciplinary arts collective. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications, including Zyzzyva, Alta, BOMB, Huizache, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the co-editor of East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte and Senior Writer at the Tropics of Meta. Carribean is the Coordinator of the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award at Claremont Graduate University, and she lives in the San Gabriel Valley in LA County.
Dan López is an Assistant Editor at Counterpoint Press. He is also the author of the novel The Show House and the story collection Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction.
Tuesday, May 4 at 3:00pm to 4:00pmVirtual Event
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