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UCR Palm Desert Spotlights Emerging Writers

Graduate students to read works of poetry, fiction and playwriting April 28.

(April 20, 2006)

PALM DESERT, Calif. ( — Seven talented graduate students will read from their own works of poetry, fiction and playwriting in the final presentation of the “Readings in the Evenings” series from The UCR Palm Desert Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts programs on April 28 at 6 p.m.

The special readings are in celebration of the release of the 2006 Crate Journal, UCR’s professional literary journal.

“We are very pleased to showcase this emerging writing talent,” said professor Eric Barr, chairman of the UCR Theatre Department and acting director of the UCR Palm Desert MFA program. “‘Our Readings in the Evenings’ series has presented a number of accomplished authors. Our April 28 program will give the community the chance to hear those who are joining those ranks.”

All the writers appearing in the showcase are students in the UCR MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts programs. Expected to appear are: Abbie Bosworth, Alba Cruz-Hacker, Cuca Esteves, Joshua Hardina, Gabriela Jauregui, Adolfo Mejia and Kandie St. Germain

The performance will be at UCR Palm Desert, 75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive. Seats are limited and reservations are encouraged. For more information call (760) 834-0597 or visit


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