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New Writing Series Winter 2024

Lizz Huerta
January 24th @ 5pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Lizz Huerta Headshot

Lizz Huerta, a Mexi-Rican short story writer and essayist, is the author of the novel, The Lost Dreamer. Her short story “The Wall” is included in the anthology A People’s Future of the United States. Huerta has also been a 2018 Bread Loaf Fellow, a five-time VONA Fellow, and the winner of the LUMINA fiction contest selected by Roxane Gay, who called her writing “a menacing inescapable seduction.” A San Diego native, she has taught creative writing to homeless youth through San Diego nonprofit So Say We All.

Lizz Huerta's Lost Dreamer cover

Kathryn Nuernberger
February 14th @ 5pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
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Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of the essay collections, The Witch of Eye and Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, and three poetry collections, Rue, The End of Pink, and Rag & Bone. A recipient of grants and fellowships from the NEA, H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life, and American Antiquarian Society, and she was awarded the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches on the faculty of the MFA program at the University of Minnesota.

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Jason Magabo Perez
February 29th @ 4pm
Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center East, 2 Floor
5 pm Happy Hour at the Loft, Price Center, 2 Floor, co-sponsored by the Muir College Provost's Office, the Cross-Cultural Center, and the LOFT
Jason Magabo Perez

Poet Laureate of the city of San Diego, Jason Magabo Perez is the author of two hybrid collections of poetry and prose: a chapbook, Phenomenology of Superhero (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016); and a full-length debut, This is for the mostless (WordTech Editions, 2017). A VONA/Voices alumnus, Perez's writing has appeared in Witness, TAYO, vitriol, Eleven Eleven, Mission at Tenth, and The Feminist Wire. Perez is Program Director of the Ethnic Studies Department at CSU San Marcos.

Jason Magabo Perez This is for the Mostless bookcover
Raquel Gutierrez
March 6th @ 5pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
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Raquel Gutiérrez is an arts critic, writer, poet, and educator. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gutiérrez credits the queer and feminist diy, post-punk zine culture of the 1990s, plus Los Angeles County and Getty paid arts internships, for introducing her/them to the various vibrant art and music scenes and communities throughout Southern California. Gutiérrez is a 2021 recipient of the Rabkin Prize in Arts Journalism and a 2017 recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She is/They are faculty for Oregon State University–Cascades’ Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing. Gutiérrez calls Tucson, Arizona, home.

Raquel Gutierrez's Brown Neon cover
George Abraham
March 11th @ 5pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
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George Abraham (they/he/هو) is a Palestinian American poet, performance artist, and writer from Jacksonville, FL. Their debut poetry collection Birthright (Button Poetry, 2020) won the Arab American Book Award and the Big Other Book Award in Poetry, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Poetry. He is a board member for the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI), a recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, The Arab American National Museum, and more. They are currently a Litowitz MFA+MA student in Poetry at Northwestern University. He is currently Executive Editor of the Whiting Award winning journal Mizna.

George Abraham's This is for the Mostless cover

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

The New Writing Series thanks the UCSD Geisel Library for providing us with the Seuss Room

For more information contact Professor Marco Wilkinson.