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Steinbeck Fellow Hybrid Spring Reading

Tuesday, May 14th @ 7 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Steinbeck Center, 5th Floor, Room 590

Join our 2023-2024 Steinbeck Fellows as they read from their current projects. This is a hybrid event. To attend in person, visit the Steinbeck Center on the 5th floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library. There will be cookies and refreshments available. This is a free event open to the public! To join via Zoom, registration is required:

Here is more information about our Fellows:

Francisco González is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His fiction appears in Gulf Coast, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, The Southern Review, ZYZZYVA, The Best Short Stories 2022: The O. Henry Prize Winners, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Columbia University.

Amanda Rizkalla is a writer from Los Angeles, California. Her work appears in Boston Review, No Tokens Journal, and The Fabulist, among several other publications. A graduate of Stanford University, she has received fellowships and support from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and Blue Mountain Center. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was selected as a finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and the Outpost Residency. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the Kemper K. Knapp Graduate Fellowship. 

Alexia Nader is a writer based in San Francisco. Her fiction has been published in Your Impossible Voice, her poetry in Obsidian, and her criticism in Los Angeles Review of Books, The Nation, and Guernica, among other outlets. She received her MA in Journalism from New York University, where she was a Dean's Fellow, and her MFA in Fiction from the University of San Francisco, where she held a post-graduate teaching fellowship. She is currently working on her first novel. 

John Steinbeck: A Writer's Vision

A short biography of author John Steinbeck's life and career, as told through archival photos and videos. Produced by the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University in October 2023.