Writers Week honors authors Percival Everett and Mike Davis
The 46th annual UC Riverside event is scheduled for Feb. 13-17. Writers Week is free and open to the public.
Remembering Mike Davis, an agent for social change
The author and distinguished professor emeritus with UCR’s Department of Creative Writing died on October 25
‘Forbidden City’ shines light on Mao Zedong’s dancing girls
Vanessa Hua’s latest novel "Forbidden City" explores the little-known history and influence of the teenage revolutionaries in Chairman Mao’s inner circle
New book by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, ‘Look at This Blue,’ is a tough love letter to California
Poetry collection captures the author's own life, as well as many of the golden state’s overlooked truths: genocide, environmental degradation, and climate change.
Susan Straight releases new novel, ‘Mecca’
Set in the Inland Empire, her tenth novel, weaves together people, history, and scenery.
Sandra Cisneros, Linda Hogan, and Ishmael Reed to be honored during Writers Week
The free festival, in its 45th year, will be held virtually.
Reza Aslan and Rainn Wilson wrestle with life’s biggest questions on new podcast
“Metaphysical Milkshake” sees the scholar and actor discuss weighty topics with contemporary thought leaders, bringing humor and insight to a new subject each week.
Poetry and music collaborations from Katie Ford strike a chord with audiences
The poet looks back on her collaborations with composers and the debut of her newest project through Brooklyn Art Song Society on April 10.
‘United States of Al’ explores toll of war with humor and heart
The new sitcom, executive produced by UC Riverside Professor Reza Aslan, premieres April 1 on CBS
Writers Week to honor three U.S. poet laureates
Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, and Juan Felipe Herrera will each receive lifetime achievement awards during a special event Feb. 19.
Actor LeVar Burton will highlight a weekend-long celebration commemorating the completion of UC Riverside’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. The event, "Future Perfect: A Conversation with Levar Burton," will be hosted by UCR creative writing professor and author Nalo Hopkinson on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. The discussion topic will be...
UC Riverside’s 44th-annual Writers Week goes virtual
California’s longest-running free literary festival is now accessible to audiences worldwide
Good fence libraries make good neighbors
UCR author Susan Straight’s fence library continues to serve a Riverside community disproportionately affected by the coronavirus
Creating Through Crises
Fifteen UCR faculty members and staff offer tips on keeping a creative spirit in the age of COVID-19
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
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
Nineteen UCR authors offer their top picks for books to read while sheltering in place
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.
UC Riverside-led project offers new opportunities to commemorate veterans
Several resources, including a series of documentary vignettes, provides visitors numerous ways to enhance their own Veterans Day celebrations
‘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