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Conversation At The Culver Center: Kenji Liu & Angela Penaredondo

Inlandia Institute: Celebrating Our Region in Word, Image and Sound

Culver Center of the Arts

May 19, 2016


Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7pm

Free Admission with Reserved Seat

Conversations at the Culver Center

Bringing authors and readers together, join the Inlandia Institute every other month as we present an acclaimed author in an intimate reading & conversation.

Inlandia in conversation with poets Kenji Liu and Angela Peñaredondo, winners of the inaugural Hillary Gravendyk Prize. 

Meet the winners of the inaugural Hillary Gravendyk Prize poetry book competition, Kenji Liu (Map of an Onion) and Angela Peñaredondo (All Things Lose Thousands of Times). The Hillary Gravendyk Prize is the first prize of its kind in Inland Southern California.

 Kenji C. Liu's writing appears in The American Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review, Asian American Literary Review, Barrow Street Journal, CURA, RHINO, Split This Rock's poem of the week series, and several anthologies. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, VONA/Voices, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and the Community of Writers, he holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Social Transformation.

Born in Iloilo City, Philippines, Angela Peñaredondo is a queer poet and artist living in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate student of creative writing from the University of California, Riverside. She is a recipient of a University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Grant, Zora Neal Hurston Poetry Award, Gluck Program of the Arts Fellowship, Dzanc Books International Literary Program Scholarship, Tin House Scholarship, Fishtrap Fellowship and University of Los Angeles California Community Access Scholarship in poetry. Her work has appeared in South Dakota Review, Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders, Thrush Poetry Journal, Solo Novo, Ghost Town and elsewhere. She is also a VONA/Voices of Our Nations Art fellow.

Support has been provided by UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the City of Riverside

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