Department of Creative Writing

Creative Writing Professor Carolina de Robertis featured in a reading event

Bestselling author CRISTINA GARCIA comes to Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore on Tuesday July 18th, 7 p.m. to read from, discuss, and sign her new book Vanishing Maps. Cristina will be joined in conversation by CAROLINA DE ROBERTIS. The novel is a follow-up to Garcia's acclaimed Dreaming in Cuban that tracks four generations of the del Pino family against the tumultuous backdrops of Cuba, the U.S., Germany, and Russia in the new millennium.

The event is free, but attendees must register on Eventbrite or contact us at the store.

View more about the event.

Arion Publication Party: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Come out to the Arion Press and celebrate the release of our latest artist book: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston featuring artwork by Kenturah Davis.

Join us for a compelling evening with a live conversation between artist Kenturah Davis and filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain about the enduring influence of Janie Crawford's story and Hurston's legacy, with Professor in Creative Writing and Poet Tonya Foster moderating.

Cocktails and appetizers in the atrium at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6 p.m. Books will be available for pre-order at the event.

Celebrating Will Alexander: Virtual Reading & Conversation

Photo: Litmus Press

Join us on Thursday, June 15 for a panel talk and celebration of the life and work of legendary poet, Will Alexander.

For this event, the author will give a reading, followed by an informal conversation and Q&A alongside a panel of poets including—

Andrew Joron (Professor in Creative Writing at SF State)

Justin Desmangles

Marcella Durand

Anthony Seidman

E. Tracy Grinnell

This event is organized by Litmus Press, City Lights and New Directions, celebrating Alexander's most recent publications: The Coming Mental Range (Litmus Press, 2023), Divine Blue Light (City Lights, 2022) and Refractive Africa (New Directions, 2021).

Register now to reserve your spot and receive updates on the event. We look forward to celebrating Will Alexander with you!