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UC Merced 2024 Creative Writing Collaboratorium

Saturday, April 6, 2024 

Jennifer GivhanThis year’s Creative Writing Collaboratorium at UC Merced features poeta and novelista Jennifer Givhan, author of 3 novels and 5 poetry collections, including River Woman, River Demon and Belly to the Brutal.

The Collaboratorium will start at UC Merced with a full day of workshops taught by Central Valley-based writers,  then move downtown for Jennifer Givhan’s reading. All events are free and open to the public.

The event is organized by the UC Merced Merritt Writing Program and is made possible by funding from UC Merced’s Center for the Humanities and the Office of Equity, Justice, and Inclusive Excellence.


2024 Creative Writing Collaboratorium Schedule

Saturday April 6th

Workshops: 9:30-3:30, UC Merced - registration information coming soon!

Jennifer Givhan Reading: 7 PM, Mainzer Theater, Downtown Merced - no registration required

For more information, contact Dawn Trook at

cover of Belly to the Brutal by Jennifer Givhancover of River Woman River Demon by Jennifer Givhan