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Thirty Years of Writers Week


By Anthony D. Sciarretta, Student Intern of Chass College Computing
February 2, 2007

February First begins the thirtieth annual celebration of Writers Week at the University of California, Riverside.  The event will feature over forty different authors, presenters, agents, and publishers over the course of fourteen days.

This year the program has also extended into several other venues and audiences affiliated with UC Riverside.  These additional venues span throughout Riverside and beyond, including the Riverside Public Library, the Riverside Art Museum, the UCR/California Museum of Photography and the Palm Desert Graduate Center.  Writers Week will also be working alongside several other organizations including, Chancellor Cordova’s Distinguished Lecture Series and the CHASS College theme-book project of the year featuring the work of writer lê thi diem thúy.

The Creative Writing Department’s own Thomas Rivera Endowed Chair, Juan Felipe Herrera has expressed great enthusiasm for this celebration.  Mr. Herrera commented that
“This is the biggest, most explosive, most diverse, and most expensive Writers Week (regionally) in the history of UCR, and is the first writers series in all of California; established in the early eighties.  All are welcome to enjoy the events of Writers Week (which are free).  Writers Week brings out the treasure, heart, and vision of the people in this region and for the people of this region.  People of all ages are welcomed to this event with open arms.”  Mr. Herrera stressed the diversity of this event and urged family attendance.

For more information visit: http://writersweek.ucr.edu/


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