UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and Living Writers Series present:
Sex Radical, Afro-Futurist, and Grand Master of Science Fiction, SAMUEL R. DELANY, Reads from His Work
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz
Free and open to the public
4:30PM Doors Open
5PM Reception & Book signing
Samuel R. Delany is an American science-fiction novelist and critic whose highly imaginative works address sexual, racial, and social issues, heroic quests, and the nature of language. Born in New York City’s Harlem in 1942, Delany was the first African American writer to achieve note through commercial american science fiction. He is the author of the non-fiction books Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (1999), and About Writing (2005). His novels include Nova (1968), Dhalgren (1975), The Return to Nevèrÿon Fantasy Series (1979-87), The Mad Man (1995), Dark Reflections (2007), Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders (2012), and Phallos (2013). He has won the Stonewall Book Award and the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award. In 2002 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and, this year, into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. He is the 31st Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master of Science Fiction and lives in Pennsylvania. Last year he retired from teaching creative writing at Temple University.
Event sponsored by: UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Living Writers Series, Humanities Division, Siegfried B. and Elisabeth Mignon Puknat Literary Studies Endowment, and the Institute for Humanities Research.
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Winter 2016 Living Writers Series:
Thursdays, 6:00-7:45 PM
Humanities Lecture Hall, 206
Creative Work & Critical Play features contemporary writers and artists who expose and explore the space between critical discourse and the creative imagination. Through the work of making art and the play in ideation, they mine issues of race, sexuality, gender, and class through several genres and media, to include poetry, fiction, critical prose, performance, sonic and visual art, memoir, as well as hybrid forms.
January 14: Alex Rivera
January 21: Vikram Chandra
January 28: Stephen Graham Jones & Christopher Rosales
February 4: Charles Yu
February 11: Branwen Okpako
February 18: Nnedi Okorafor
February 25: Chang-rae Lee
March 3: Jeremy Love
March 10: Samuel Delany