Writers on Writing: Kaya Oakes

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 5:00 pm
Kaya Oakes reads from and discusses her third book, Radical Reinvention (Counterpoint Press, 2012), a hybrid memoir/ethnography/theological rant. Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
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The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public every Monday evening of the semester. Taught by Donna de la Perrière, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.

Kaya Oakes

Oakes’ previous nonfiction book, Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, was published by Henry Holt in 2009 and was selected as a San Francisco Chronicle notable book. She is also the author of a collection of poetry, Telegraph, which received the Transcontinental Poetry Prize from Pavement Saw Press. In 2002, Oakes co-founded Kitchen Sink Magazine, which received the Utne Independent Press Award for Best New Magazine in 2003. She writes about faith and feminism for Commonweal, Killing the Buddha, America and other magazines and websites. Since 1999, she has taught writing at University of California, Berkeley. Oakes has received teaching fellowships from the Mellon Faculty Institute and Bay Area Writing Project, as well as writing awards from the Academy of American Poets.