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Friday, March 13 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Racial Imaginary Reading

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Claudia Rankine

Beth Loffreda

(Sandra Lim, Jess Row, Bhanu Kapil et al. several more writers + ten)


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Beth Loffreda

Beth Loffreda is a nonfiction writer and the author of Losing Matt Shepard: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder and, with Claudia Rankine and Max King Cap, The Racial Imaginary. She teaches creative writing and American Studies at the University of Wyoming, where she directed the MFA program for six years. She grew up in Audubon, Pennsylvania, and attended the University of Virginia and Rutgers University. 

Speakers
avatar for Bhanu Jacasta Kapil

Bhanu Jacasta Kapil

Writer-teacher, Naropa University
"Tell us about yourself": Foreign/Normal. | | "Passions": Buddhist meditation/ Hanuman; teaching through clay, theory and physical experiments of different kinds; linking up, every day, to the great streaming that carries others to their destinations.
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Sandra Lim

Assistant Professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006) and The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthology Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2010). She is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute. Her areas of interest include Poetry... Read More →
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Farid Matuk

Assistant Professor, English and Creative Writing, University of Arizona
Farid Matuk is the author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine, 2010) and My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta, 2013). New poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Boundary2, Floor, and Best American Experimental Poetry 2014. The Headlands Center for the Arts recently awarded Matuk a 2015 Alumni New Works grant to support the production and promotion of two new book projects. He serves as contributing editor for The... Read More →
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Jess Row

Jess Row is the author of the novel Your Face in Mine (2014) and two collections of short stories, Nobody Ever Gets Lost (2011) and The Train to Lo Wu (2005). His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Granta, Tin House, and many other venues, and he's a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, and Boston Review. He is currently working on a collection of essays about race and American fiction, White... Read More →
RW

Ronaldo Wilson

RONALDO WILSON, PhD, is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of | Pittsburgh Press, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize; Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem | Books, 2009) winner of the 2010 Asian American Literary Award and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other (Counterpath Press, 2015), and Lucy 72 (1913 Press, 2015).  A recent... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
UC Theatre UC

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