Calif. writer comes to CSUB

February 7, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

California State University, Bakersfield's second annual California Writer Series continues with a reading and book signing by author Susana Chávez-Silverman on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Dezember Reading Room of the Walter W. Stiern Library.

Chávez-Silverman is the author of "Killer Crónicas," a Spanglish memoir and is a professor of romance languages and literature at Pomona College. In addition, she is coeditor of "Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad and Reading and Writing the Ambiente: Queer Sexualities in Latino, Latin American, and Spanish Culture."

The California Writers Series primary goal is to inspire, encourage and influence the student body and CSUB campus community by bringing contemporary writers throughout California to share their work. "It can be an amazing experience for students to meet a writer who shares something of our diverse and vibrant contemporary California culture," says Marit MacArthur, CSUB English professor and director of the California Writers Series.

Last years authors included Kay Ryan, who was raised in the San Joaquin Valley and fiction writer, and playwright Greg Chandler who lives in Los Angeles.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by CSUB English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta, in association with Walter W. Stiern Library, the English department, and Russo's Books.

For information, call MacArthur at (661) 654-6503