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Collaboratorium 2018

UC Merced 2018
Creative Writing Conference


Saturday, April 7 - 9:00am-4:00pm
University of California, Merced in COB 2 Rooms 390 & 392
Schedule of Events
8:30-9:00 Check in & Social
9:15-10:45 Creative Writing Workshop Session 1
11:00-12:00 Keynote Reading with Margaret Ross & Jared Stanley
12:00-1:00 Author Reception & Lunch
1:15-2:45 Creative Writing Workshop Session 2
3:00-4:00 Student Reading

About the Keynote Readers:
Margaret Ross was born in New York City. She has received fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center and Yaddo. She is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa, the International Writing Program and Yale. Her first book, A Timeshare, was selected by Timothy Donnelly for the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Prize.

Jared Stanley was born in Arizona, grew up in California, and now lives in Nevada. He is the author of three books of poetry: EARS, The Weeds, and Book Made of Forest. Stanley has received fellowships from the Nevada Arts Council and the Center for Art + Environment and teaches writing and interdisciplinary art at Sierra Nevada College.

Event Contact: Susan Varnot, UC Merced Karen Merritt Writing Program,

The Creative Writing Conference and Collaboratorium’s Goal: To collaborate and celebrate diverse educational and artistic communities by bringing together instructors and students from the San Joaquin Valley junior colleges and the university for a day of creative writing pedagogy, workshops, inspiration, and opportunity.

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Celebrate April, National Poetry Month!