Writers Week 2021: MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts Reading Program Candidates 

Thursday, February 18
Session 1 - 12:00 pm PST 
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MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts  
Reading Program Candidates 

The readers include: Eileen Waggoner, Emily Doyle, Soleil Garneau, Glaydah Namukasa, Sara Fowler, Ryan Klachko, Sarah Helms and Jennifer Espinoza

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
Department of Creative Writing

44th Annual Writers Week Festival 2021

Allison Adelle Hedge CokeWriters 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. writersweek.ucr.edu

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke 
Director, Writers Week
Distinguished Professor

Tom Lutz 
Publisher, Los Angeles Review of Books 
UCR Creative Writing Department Chair 
Distinguished Professor 

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February 13 and 16-19, 2021
ONLINE. Free and open to the public. 

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February 20 Post-festival ticketed celebration with our Lifetime Achievement Award partner LA Review of BooksLearn more

Download the Interactive Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Poster here

Download the Interactive 44th Writers Week Poster here
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Rita Dove, Joy Harjo and Juan Felipe Herrera

2021 LA Review of Books (LARB) – UCR Department of Creative Writing 
Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees, US Poet Laureates

Mike Davis – D. Charles Whitney Reader 
Karen Tei Yamashita – Stephen Minot Lecture

Writers Week Featured Writers 
Millicent Borges Accardi • Kazim Ali • Francisco Aragón • Joseph Cassara • Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle • Camille T. Dungy • Carolyn Dunn • Steve Erickson • Kelli Jo Ford • Reyna Grande • Stephanie Elizondo Griest • Nalo Hopkinson • LeAnne Howe • John Jennings • Stephen Graham Jones • Laila Lalami • Brandy Nālani McDougall • Shin Yu Pai • Craig Santos Perez • Tommy Pico • Elizabeth Powell • Kamala Puligandla • Alison C. Rollins • Jane Smiley • Michael Torres • Melissa Valentine • Allison Benis White

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SCHEDULE 
Thursday, Feb 18
Session 1 – 12:00 pm PST 

MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts  
Reading Program Candidates

The readers include: Eileen Waggoner, Emily Doyle, Soleil Garneau, Glaydah Namukasa, Sara Fowler, Ryan Klachko, Sarah Helms and Jennifer Espinoza

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Click here to read UC Riverside's statement of support for Black Lives Matter and Native Land Recognitions. 

View the 44th Writers Week Events Calendar Directory here

 

Thursday, February 18 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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