44th UCR Writers Week: Tommy Pico, Kamala Puligandla, Melissa Valentine

Entering its 44th year, UC Riverside’s Writers Week is the longest-running free literary event in California and features the most renowned authors of our day alongside those at the start of promising careers. The full week of events is open to the public and includes readings, conversations, panels, and social activities all focused on the widely varied and exciting work of our participants, many of them among UCR’s powerhouse Creative Writing faculty. 

This year will be unique in that we are offering all readings for the full week virtually. This stands to expand our participation greatly beyond Southern California. 

Kamala Puligandla

Communications and Marketing Director at Women's Center for Creative Work

Zigzags (Not A Cult, 2020)

You Can Vibe Me On My FemmePhone  (Co — Conspirator Press, 2021)

Melissa Valentine

The Names of All the Flowers: A Memoir (The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2020)

Tommy Pico

Poetry Editor Catapult

FX show Reservation Dogswriter

Feed (Tin House Books, 2019)