Content Tagged with: books

Good fence libraries make good neighbors

UCR author Susan Straight’s fence library continues to serve a Riverside community disproportionately affected by the coronavirus

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Afrofuturist comics and writing ‘in a time of great calamity’

Nalo Hopkinson and John Jennings to discuss their recent graphic novels and the importance of black speculative fiction at June 25 event

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Author Susan Straight featured in Alta Asks Live

Straight joined writer and critic Heather Scott Partington for a live chat about writing, teaching, and calling Riverside home

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Quarantine Reads

Nineteen UCR authors offer their top picks for books to read while sheltering in place

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Renowned mystery writer Walter Mosley to headline UC Riverside’s 43rd annual Writers Week

The 43rd annual Writers Week, California’s longest-running free literary event, is heading to UC Riverside, bringing a diverse array of emerging and established authors to the Inland Empire Feb. 10-14.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘In the Country of Women’ celebrates the ‘love of thousands’

Straight’s new memoir, published Aug. 6, extols the strength and resiliency of six generations of women

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

New movie aims to foster change in a broken system

“I Am Somebody’s Child,” a film based on UCR alumna Regina Louise’s memoir about growing up in foster care, premieres April 20 on Lifetime

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Join UCR faculty and alumni at the LA Times Festival of Books

Attend panel discussions and book signings featuring UCR writers at the USC campus April 13-14.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Being ‘Other’ in America

When Nora Guerraoui receives word her father has been killed in an apparent hit-and-run, she is forced to return to the small California desert town she left behind and contend with the many memories she’s tried to forget. So sets the stage of “The Other Americans,” the latest novel by...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR poet wins 2018 American Book Award

There was a time when Rachelle Cruz, M.F.A. ’12, had all but given up on getting her poetry collection published. A 10-year labor of love, she recalled sending out “God’s Will for Monsters” 20-25 times before taking a two-year break from her attempts. As a last-ditch effort, Cruz submitted her...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

New poetry collection explores life’s questions, great and small

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — How do you encapsulate several decades of your life? That was the question for Maurya Simon, professor emerita in the Department of Creative Writing and professor of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Riverside, while putting together her newest book, “The Wilderness: New &...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

A mother’s greatest nightmare: Susan Straight broaches school shootings

As of March 8, there have been 14 school shootings so far this year. Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., 756 copycat threats have been made targeting schools across the country. For author Susan Straight — and many others around the nation...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture