47th annual Writers Week Festival at UC Riverside
December 14, 2023

47th Writers Week coming to UC Riverside in February

The event includes 52 authors and will honor literary giants Dave Eggers, Quincy Troupe, and Rigoberto González

Author: Sandra Baltazar Martínez
December 14, 2023

The University of California, Riverside’s 47th annual Writers Week Festival is set for Feb. 10 and Feb. 12-16, 2024.

The event, co-sponsored by UCR Department of Creative Writing and the LA Review of Books, is free and open to the public. UCR’s Writers Week Festival is the longest-running free literary festival in California. The week will honor three literary giants: Dave Eggers, Quincy Troupe, and Rigoberto González through Los Angeles Review of Books/UCR Department of Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Writers Week will offer virtual and in-person events, with all sessions captioned and ASL translated. 

Los Angeles Review of Books/UCR Department of Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Awards to honor Dave Eggers, Quincy Troupe, and Rigoberto González during the 47th annual UCR Writers Week Festival taking place February 2024.

“Our 47th annual literary festival remains free of charge, and all are welcome to attend!” said Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Writers Week codirector and distinguished professor of creative writing whose latest book, “Look at This Blue,” (Coffee House Press, 2022) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry. Hedge Coke’s work recently garnered her the 2023 Thomas Wolfe Prize and Lecture. “We are thrilled to bring incredible representation from across the lit field into a single week for a sensational foray into the best of the best in literatures of today. There is something here for every reader.” 

Festival attendees are also invited to a February 16 post-festival ticketed celebration with Lifetime Achievement Award partner, LA Review of Books. 

“Writers' Week is an amazing resource for anyone interested in creative writing — you get to see and interact with the most distinguished writers in the world and the most interesting up-and-coming writers,” said Tom Lutz, Writers Week codirector, distinguished professor of creative writing, and founding editor-in-chief of Los Angeles Review of Books. His latest book is “Portraits: Moments of Intimacy on the Road” (Rare Bird Lit, 2022). “I wish I had this kind of access when I was a student, or when I was writing my first books. It is a real window into the writing life.” 

47th UCR Writers Week featured writers

Noah Arjomand, Rilla Askew, Reza Aslan, Brendan Shay Basham, Lou Berney, Erik Bitsui, Kimberly Blaeser, Kate Bolton Bonnici, Aaron C. Boothby, Marie Alohalani Brown, Elena Karina Byrne, Lizzie Davis, Marsha De La O, Stacie Denetsosie, Daisy Ocampo Diaz, Jose Hernandez Diaz, Emily Marie Passos Duffy, Dave Eggers, Farnaz Fatemi, Tanya Frank, Rigoberto González, Tim Z. Hernandez, Minda Honey, Laird Hunt, Jessica Johns, George M. Johnson, Megan Kamalei Kakimoto, Randi LeClair, Donato Martinez, Maceo Montoya, Miguel Morales, Sandra Meek, Leah Myers, Jesse Nathan, Cindy Yuyoung Ok, Cati Porter, Jason Magabo Perez, Marcie Rendon, Robert Roensch, Andrea Rogers, Prageeta Sharma, Matthew Shenoda, Eleni Sikelianos, Melissa Studdard, Tess Taylor, Lisa Teasley, Justin Torres, Quincy Troupe, Katherine Vaz, Vickie Vértiz, Marc Vincenz, and Issam Zineh.

Registration will open in January. Current and past Writers Week festivals: writersweek.ucr.edu


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