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Fall 2015 Living Writers Series kicks off October 8

ca conradEach quarter, the Humanities Division’s Living Writers Series brings visiting authors and poets into UC Santa Cruz classes to give students an in-depth look into the world of the working writer.

This fall, the series will focus on the theme of Creative Work & Critical Play. Curated by associate professor of literature Ronaldo Wilson, it runs from October through December on Thursday evenings at the Humanities Lecture Hall on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Creative Work & Critical Play features contemporary writers and artists who mine issues of race, sexuality, gender, and class through several genres and media–including poetry, fiction, critical prose, performance, sonic and visual art, and memoir.

The series kicks off on October 8 with CAConrad, who describes himself as “the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.”

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