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Writers Week 2024

47th annual Writers Weeks festival arrives at UCR

UC Riverside has kicked off the 47th annual Writers Week festival, the longest-running free literary celebration in California, held Feb. 10 and Feb.12-16. Co-sponsored by UCR’s Department of Creative Writing and a number of on- and off-campus partners, Writers Week includes in-person and virtual events such as readings and panels and will be joined by...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Dwayne and Susan

Five Generations of Heroes

Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Susan Straight has spent 32 years at UCR inspiring her students to tell their own stories. Now she has published her own story, " In the Country of Women: a Memoir ”. Straight’s memoir examines the lives of five generations of women in her family who have migrated from around...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Jonathan Friedman

PEN America comes to Writer’s Week

Jonathan Friedman, PEN America’s Project Director for Campus Free Speech, will lecture as part of Writers Week on Thursday, Feb. 13, at noon in the InterDisciplinary South Building screening room, 1128. He will discuss why free speech and self-expression are important to college campuses. “I will be running a forum on free speech as part...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |
Alex Espinoza

CHASS professor/alumnus carries on legacy as Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair

Teaching creative writing has been a dream come true for Alex Espinoza. Espinoza, a 2000 UC Riverside graduate who majored in creative writing is now an associate professor in UCR’s Department of Creative Writing. In July, Espinoza took on the prestigious position of Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair, which provides financial assistance to senior CHASS faculty...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Veloz Art

More than a hobby

Monique Veloz has been creating art her entire life. Painting is more than a hobby for Veloz, it's a way of expressing emotion and giving back. "There's not one form of art, there are multiple forms," Veloz said. "Everybody needs an outlet. Whether it’s poetry, art or music, whatever makes you feel better about yourself...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Allison Hedge Coke

Distinguished Professor Hedge Coke receives prestigious Chinese poetry award

Imagine bustling streets full of people, colorful shops and the sights and sounds of an international city. Now imagine a quiet village and a peaceful garden, surrounded by beautiful greenery and welcoming locals. Imagine delicious food, glistening awards, and an abundance of talented poets from all over the world. This is just a taste of...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |