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New Writing Series Fall 2019

Craig Santos Perez -- Wednesday, October 2, 2019 -- Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5:00 pm

Craig Santos Perez



Dr. Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamorro from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the author of four poetry collections and the co-editor of five anthologies. He earned an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He has received a Poetry Society of America Literary Prize, American Book Award, Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, and Hawaiʻi Literary Arts Council Award. He teaches environmental poetry, food writing, and Pacific Islander literature in the English department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Manoa.

Amy Berkowitz -- Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -- Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5:00 pm

Amy Berkowitz

Amy Berkowitz is the author of  Tender Points (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015). Other writing has appeared in publications including BitchMcSweeney's, and Wolfman New Life Quarterly. She's the host of the Amy's Kitchen Organics reading series, the coordinator of the Alley Cat Books writing residency, and the founder of Mondo Bummer, an experimental small press. She lives in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco, where she's working on her second book. More at

Katherine Factor -- Wednesday, November 20, 2019 -- Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5:00pm

Katherine Factor

Katherine Factor is the author of  Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mata Hari. She is a poet, editor, and educator. She mentors young writers, having taught at Idyllwild Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Academy, and in summer programs. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is a recipient of an Iowa Arts Council grant and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her manuscript,  A Sybil Society, was a semi-finalist in the Cleveland State University first book prize in 2017. Her poems and audio work can be found at Interim, The Conversant, Quarterly West, Poets for Living Waters, The Equalizer, DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Coldfront’s Poets off Poetry, and on Awe, music, travel, and ancient cultures inspire her work. She can be found at



The New Writing Series is brought to you by the Literature Department and the Division of Arts and Humanities

The New Writing Series thanks the Department of Visual Arts for providing us with the SME Presentation Space

For more information contact Professor Kazim Ali.