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Fujimoto family diaries now available online

The UC Riverside Library has completed a six-month digitization process of 45 Fujimoto family diaries totaling more than 24,000 BY MELANIE RAMIRO RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( library.ucr.edu ) – On March 11, 1942, the life of one Riverside family was shattered when United States government officials took local farmer Toranosuke Fujimoto into federal custody...

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 of California, Riverside, while putting...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Creative writing faculty and alumni to appear at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is right around the corner and a number of faculty and alumni from UCR’s Department of Creative Writing and the UCR Palm Desert Center’s Low-Residency MFA program will be participating in a host of conversations and readings. The largest of its kind in the United States —...

UC Riverside alumnus wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Frank Bidart '62 earned the award for his book "Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016"
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture, University

Music + technology = online jammin’ at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Wanted: Music professionals and amateurs. A free online workshop called Online Jammin’ will be offered on Saturday, April 21 for musicians looking to learn new techniques using free online technology programs. Local participants wishing to take the daylong workshop in-person can visit the Experimental, Acoustic, Research Studio...

Dancing toward a future rooted in ancestral knowledge

Dance artists from Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States will offer dance performances and workshops at UC Riverside

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 — the topic of school shootings and gun violence has been...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Stanislavski at UC Riverside: A place where actors, scholars meet

What does it take to bring together actors and scholars? For Bella Merlin , professor of acting and directing at the University of California, Riverside, it takes a practical acting laboratory. A place where ideas and facts will come together. That’s exactly what Merlin will offer April 6-8 when she brings three internationally acclaimed actor...

“Fictive Kin” questions how we view the everyday

A new exhibition showcasing the photography of contemporary artists Sarah Conaway, Annette Kelm, and Kim Schoen will debut at the Culver Center of the Arts at UCR ARTSblock on Feb. 24. Much information in our daily lives is consumed through visual cues, like billboards blinking by on a highway, with little time to question authenticity. “ Fictive...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Inspired by ‘Get Out,’ UCR professor launches course on Afrofuturism and horror

Class based on the Oscar-nominated film will see students map out their own versions of the “sunken place” in lieu of a final exam
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

Dance with your soul at UC Riverside’s ‘NOT FESTIVAL’

NOT FESTIVAL comes to Southern California, led by UCR’s Luis Lara Malvacías
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

UCR Joins Pen America in Reading Original Works of Resistance

For thousands, it was a week to march for civil and human rights. For the Department of Creative Writing, it was also a week to write and speak out for them. UCR writers were joined by allies Thursday night to celebrate free expression at #WritersResist. Event moderators quickly turned into traffic controllers as dozens of audience members crammed...
By Madeline Adamo | | Arts / Culture

LIVE: Ron Athey’s collective memoir is guest-curated by Professor Jennifer Doyle

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - After a performance, Jennifer Doyle wants the audience to walk away with intense emotions. And the live performance she is guest-curating at The Broad contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, “Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, Automatism and Discernment” is not the exception. “I want people to have an experience that they will...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture
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