UC Riverside Writers Week

Friday, February 11, 2022

I recently received the following publicity release for this year’s edition of the Writers Week at UC Riverside. As was the case last year, when the events were presented through Zoom, this year’s festival will be broadcast so that anyone with a computer can listen in. It certainly reduces the carbon footprint of all the mileage that would have to be driven to attend in person.

Go to this link to register now! The following link, which takes you to the schedule, will also provide an embedded link to register.


Event passes are now available for the 45th Writers Week 2022
Entering its 45th year, UCR’s Writers Week Festival 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.

The week of virtual events is open to the public and includes readings,
conversations, panels, and social activities focused on the varied and
exciting work of our participants, many of them among UC Riverside’s
powerhouse Creative Writing faculty. *CC/ASL Interpreted.

This year’s presenters and performances include:

Luis J. Rodriguez, as the *D. Charles Whitney Reader*
Cornelius Eady, as the *Stephen Minot Lecturer*
*Featured Writers* – Emily Rapp Black, Kate Bonnici, Joy Castro, Anthony Cody, Lewis deSoto, Steve Erickson, Molly Fisk, Carribean Fragoza, Sesshu Foster, Edgar Gomez, Kimberly Guerrero, Daisy Hernandez, Gordon Lee Johnson, John Kinsella, Diane Lefer, Antonio de Jesús López, Tom Lutz, Isabella Madrigal, Sophia Madrigal, Juanita Mantz, Chloe Martinez, Rupa Marya, Rajiv Mohabir, Amanda Moore, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Daniel Olivas, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, Susan Straight, Kim Shuck, Moheb Soliman, Richard Van Camp, Elissa Washuta, Kyle Lucia Wu, Luo Ying, anthology contributors from XLA Poets & Tlaculix, and musical guests The Cornelius Eady Trio & April & The Fishes!

Each year, along with the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), we collaboratively honor distinguished writers for lifetime achievement, celebrating the ways they contribute to and change contemporary writing through their fearless originality.\\\\


While the work of some of these writers, such as Susan Straight, Steve Erickson, Molly Fisk, and Sesshu Foster may be familiar to many of this handful of readers, very few may know the work of Amanda Moore, a poet whose work I first encountered at the summer writing camp of the Community of Writers in the Sierra Nevada. Her first book of poetry, REQUEENING, was published this past October as part of the National Poetry Series. Ocean Vuong was the judge who selected her volume of poems.

I am especially looking forward to hearing the Cornelius Eady Trio!

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