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Reading Poetry

Wednesday, October 17, 12-1 p.m.
Orbach Science Library, Room 240

University of California at Riverside

California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and poet Sesshu Foster will be reading from their work on Wednesday, October 17, from 12-1 p.m. (Orbach Science Library Room 240). Light refreshments including peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be served.

Herrera is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist. His publications include collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children. Herrera was awarded the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for Half the World in Light. In 2012, he was appointed California Poet Laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown. Herrera is a member of the faculty of the Creative Writing Department at the University of California, Riverside.

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Foster is a poet, novelist, activist and teacher whose work has often been set in East Los Angeles. His works include City Terrace Field Manual, Atomik Aztex, and World Ball Notebook. Among his awards are The American Book Award, The Asian American Book Award, and the Believer Book and the Tunafish Sandwich One.

Just take the 60 from LA to Riverside. Get off the freeway making a left onto University Ave. Go past a light then make a right into UCR. There will be an info kiosk on the right that can direct you to Visitor Lot 10 on the eastside of campus. The Science Library is just west of lot 10.

Plus it’s like free.

So, go for it.

September 2012