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2021 Writers Week Line Up

February 13 & 16-20, 2021

44th Writers Week Crowdcast Festival

Juan Felipe Herrera
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

44th UCR 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.

The 44th Writers Week 2021 is made possible by support from Ken Crocker, African Student Programs,  Middle Eastern Student CenterUCR Department of EnglishUCR Department of Ethnic StudiesUCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital ProductionCalifornia Center for Native NationsProfessor Alex Espinoza, Associate Professor, Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair of Creative Writing and English, Dr. Clifford Trafzer, Distinguished Professor of History and Rupert and Jeanette Henry Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, UCR ArtsCollege of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean’s Officeour generous sponsors through #UCRGivingTues, the Ratcliffe Family Creative Writing Endowment Fund and Los Angeles Review of Books.  

Works by Writers Week authors will be available at UCR Campus Barnes & Noble online and at Cellar Door Books  in Riverside.

Information: allisonh@ucr.edu  writersweek@ucr.edu  writersweek.ucr.edu

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https://twitter.com/UCRWritersWeek

44th UCR Writers Week

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Saturday, February 13th | Pre-festival Events
Wednesday, February 17th
C Dunn
Carolyn Dunn

Three Plays by Carolyn Dunn – The Frybread Queen, Soledad, and Three Sisters
(No Passport Press’ Dreaming the Americas Series, 2021)
Cal State LA

Session 3: 6:30pm PST

Photo Credit: Nashoba Dunn Anderson

Thursday, February 18th
Closing event of the UCR-hosted festival – Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony
2021 LA Review of Books (LARB) – UCR Department of Creative Writing
Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees, US Poet Laureates
Rita Dove
Rita Dove

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

Collected Poems 1974-2004
(W.W. Norton, 2016)
The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry
(Penguin, 2011)
University of Virginia
Library of Congress

Session 3: 6:30pm-8:00pm PST

Photo Credit: Fred Viebahn

Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo

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

An American Sunrise (Norton, 2019)
When the Light of the World was Subdued (Norton, 2020)
Blue Flower Arts
Library of Congress

Session 3: 6:30pm-8:00pm PST

Photo Credit: Matika Wilbur

Juan Felipe Herrera
Juan Felipe Herrera

2021 LA Review of Books (LARB) – UCR Department of Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, US Poet Laureate, California Poet Laureate

Every Day We Get More Illegal
(City Lights, 2020)
187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971-2007
(City Lights, 2007)
UCR Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing
Blue Flower Arts
Library of Congress

Session 3: 6:30pm-8:00pm PST

Photo Credit: Carlos Puma

Saturday, February 20th
Post-festival ticketed celebration with our Lifetime Achievement Award partner LA Review of Books Learn more
2021 LA Review of Books (LARB) – UCR Department of Creative Writing
Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees, US Poet Laureates
Rita Dove
Rita Dove

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

Collected Poems 1974-2004
(W.W. Norton, 2016)
The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry
(Penguin, 2011)
University of Virginia
Library of Congress

LARB 4:00pm-5:30pm PST

Photo Credit: Fred Viebahn

Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo

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

An American Sunrise (Norton, 2019)
When the Light of the World was Subdued (Norton, 2020)
Blue Flower Arts
Library of Congress

LARB 4:00pm-5:30pm PST

Photo Credit: Matika Wilbur

Juan Felipe Herrera
Juan Felipe Herrera

2021 LA Review of Books (LARB) – UCR Department of Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, US Poet Laureate, California Poet Laureate

Every Day We Get More Illegal
(City Lights, 2020)
187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971-2007
(City Lights, 2007)
UCR Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing
Blue Flower Arts
Library of Congress

LARB 4:00pm-5:30pm PST

Photo Credit: Carlos Puma