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CSUB’s Walter W. Stiern Library Presents California Writers Series With Vickie Ve´rtiz

The Walter W. Stiern Library at California State University, Bakersfield will host the California Writers Series with Vickie Vértiz at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Dezember Reading Room of the library.

Vickie Vértiz was the Lucille Clifton Scholar at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley in 2015 and a finalist for the Gabriela Mistral Poetry Prize in 2014. Her writing can be found in the Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Offing,” the James Franco Review, “Open the Door” from McSweeney’s, and the Poetry Foundation. Her first collection of poetry, “Swallows,” was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press. She lives in Los Angeles.

With the persistent crackdown on undocumented immigrants, whom the state economy nevertheless depends on, and with the recent release of The Majority Report:
Supporting the Success of Latino Students in California,
which details persistent inequalities of access to educational opportunity, I am particularly pleased that Walter Presents is

welcoming Vickie Vertiz as our fall reader in the California Writers Series,” said CSUB English professor Marit J. MacArthur. “Her poetry speaks eloquently from and to the complex Latinx experience in the U.S. today. I think her work will be appreciated here at CSUB.

Parking for this event is free. At any parking permit machine, press “#” at any parking permit machine, enter code 7458591, then press OK (the “D” lettered button on the permit machine).

The permit machine will show the code authorizing and will allow you to print a permit.

The California Writers Series began in 2006 and is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, Walter W. Stiern Library, the English Honor Society, the Department of English, Poets & Writers, M.E.CH.A and the Walter W. Stiern Library.

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