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‘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...
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...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

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

“The Wilderness” by Maurya Simon is now available. (Jaime Clifford) 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...
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...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture
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