Casandra López at the UC Riverside Writers Week Conference 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. – Tom Lutz and the UC Riverside host Casandra López for the 42nd Annual Writers Week Conference 2019. 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.

Speaking to both a personal and collective loss, in her debut collection Brother Bullet Casandra López confronts her relationships with violence, grief, trauma, guilt, and, ultimately, survival. Revisiting the memory and lasting consequences of her brother’s murder, López traces the course of the bullet—its trajectory, impact, wreckage—in poems that are paralyzing and raw with emotion, yet tender and alive in revelations of light.

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