Reading Series

The UTSA Creative Writing Reading Series was inaugurated in 1983 when Carolyn Forché read on a Friday afternoon to a room of 100 people. Over the years the series has hosted such writers as Mary Oliver, Ernest Gaines, Tobias Wolff, Karen Tei Yamashita, Evie Shockley, Denise Levertov, Alberto Ríos, Pat Mora, Diane Wakoski, Edward Hirsch, and many other poets and fiction writers who not only give public readings but also visit classes and meet with students about their writing. We’ve had as many as twelve readings by visiting writers in a year but have settled on three or four annually as an ideal number.This reading series is made possible through the generosity of our Donors.


Kimberly Garza
March 26, 2021
This virtual event is free and open to the public. To access the event, use Zoom with the passcode CWRS@UTSA

Kimberly Garza is the author of The Last Karankawas, a novel in stories to be published by Holt in 2022. Dr. Garza’s stories and essays have appeared in Copper Nickel, TriQuarterly, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere, and her work has been recognized in Best American Short Stories 2020 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Dr. Garza holds a Ph.D. in English–Creative Writing from the University of North Texas and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. A native Texan—born in Galveston, raised in Uvalde—she is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she serves as a core faculty member in the Creative Writing Program.



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