The UCSC Literature Department and Creative Writing Program Present: LIVING WRITERS SERIES WINTER 2023.
Sponsored by The Puknat Literary Endowment, The Porter Hitchcock Poetry Fund, The Laurie Sain Endowment, The Humanities Institute, Bookshop Santa Cruz, and Two Birds Books.
Thursdays at 5:20pm in the Humanities 1 Lecture Hall 206 on the UC Santa Cruz campus.
January 19th: Jaime Cortez
Jaime Cortez is a writer and visual artist based in Watsonville and San Francisco, CA. His fiction, essays, and drawings have appeared in diverse publications that include "Kindergarde: Experimental Writing For Children" (edited 2013 by Dana Teen Lomax for Black Radish Press), "No Straight Lines," a 40-year compendium of LGBT comics (edited 2012 by Justin Hall for Fantagraphics Press), "Street Art San Francisco" (edited 2009 by Annice Jacoby for Abrams Press), and "Infinite Cities," an experimental atlas of San Francisco (edited 2010 by Rebecca Solnit for UC Berkeley Press). He wrote and illustrated the graphic novel "Sexile" for AIDS Project Los Angeles in 2003. Cortez often combines humor and tragedy to tell stories of resilient survivors on the margins of the economy, the law, and social acceptability. "Gordo" is Jaime’s debut collection of short stories, published by Black Cat, an imprint of Grove Atlantic Press.