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Linda Norton & Stephanie Sauer

April 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

front cover of Wite Out by Linda Norton

The Creative Writing Department of UC Davis is pleased to announce the first ever digital-only event in our Creative Writing Reading Series, featuring Stephanie Sauer and Linda Norton. Broadcast live to wherever you access the world wide web, two incredible readers will read from their work and also hold a Q&A after their readings. Some information on our exceptional guests is as follows:

Stephanie Sauer is the author of Almonds Are Members of the Peach Family (winner of the 2018 Noemi Press Book Prize in Prose) and The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force (University of Texas Press). Her work has appeared in Drunken Boat, Verse Daily, Asymptote, PRISM International, So To Speak, The Florida Review, Alimentum, Boom: A Journal of California, Lavender Review, In These Times, and Grain Magazine. She has earned fellowships from Yaddo, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and won the So To Speak Hybrid Book Award, two Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission grants, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Fellowship in Writing, and the Barbara Deming Award for Nonfiction. She earned her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is the founding editor of Copilot Press and co-founding editor of A Bolha Editora. She currently teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Linda Norton is the author of The Public Gardens: Poems and History (Pressed Wafer, 2011; introduction by Fanny Howe) and two chap-books, Hesitation Kit (EtherDome, 2007) and Dark White (Omerta, 2019). Wite Out, her memoir (with poems & lyric essays), will be published by Hanging Loose Press in spring 2020. She works as a writing consultant for labor organizers in the Unite Here LEAD Project. Norton was a resident at the Guthrie Centre in Ireland in 2015 and at the Lannan Foundation in Marfa, Texas, in the summer of 2002. In 2014, she was awarded a William Dickey Fellowship at San Francisco State University and a Creative Work Fund award. In 2018, Norton was awarded a Ucross Foundation residency (with a Whiting Foundation travel grant) in Wyoming.

This is an event that is open to the public. If you would like to attend, simply register using the following link:


In these unprecedented times, we’re thrilled to offer another opportunity to foster community and intellectual friendship through great literature. We look forward to seeing everyone.

The last two (March & April 2020) of Linda’s five posts for SFMoMA’s Open Space included excerpts from Wite Out. They include things that are not in the book, like pictures and collages. You can find them here.


April 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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