The UCSC Literature Department and Creative Writing Program Present: LIVING WRITERS SERIES FALL 2021 "The World Beyond Us," a theme centered on writers working and living outside the United States, writers who look beyond the U.S. in their work, and writers who work in languages other than English. Sponsored by The Puknat Literary Endowment, The Porter Hitchcock Poetry Fund, The Laurie Sain Endowment, The Humanities Institute, and Bookshop Santa Cruz.
October 7th: Giannina Braschi
Giannina Braschi was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was a fashion model, singer, and tennis champion in her teen years. She studied literature in Madrid, Rome, London, and Rouen before settling in New York City. With a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures from State University of New York, Stony Brook, she taught at Rutgers University, City University of New York, and Colgate University. PEN has called Braschi “one of the most revolutionary voices” in Latin American Literature today. Her work is a hybrid of poetry, fiction, theater, and political philosophy.
The Living Writers Series runs on select Thursdays from 5:20-6:55p.m. Authors' books available for pick up or delivery via Bookshop Santa Cruz. Find them here.