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 28th: Lara Vapnyar
Lara Vapnyar moved from Moscow to Brooklyn in the 1990s. Knowing very little English, she quickly picked up the language and soon began writing in it. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and Zoetrope: All-Story.
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.