Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Big Thursday at UCI: Meloy, Waters and Arellano

Lots to do at UC Irvine tomorrow, Thursday October 15, if you have the time and inclination. Both events are free and open to the public.

The UCI Bookstore presents MAILE MELOY and MARY YUKARI WATERS at 5 PM.

Confections, libations and atmostphere provided by the magnificent bookstore manager Matt Astrella and his staff.

Meloy will read from her new story collection, Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It. From Time magazine: “Don’t let the easy accessibility of Maile Meloy’s writing fool you: she’s capable of witchcraft.... These 11 stories are quick, powerful jabs, startling in their economy; you’re propelled toward each ending, certain she won’t be able to wrap it up in one more page, and you’re proved wrong every time.”

Waters will read from her new novel, The Favorites. From a starred review in Booklist: "Waters is a graceful, subtle writer, gifted at limning the intricate connections between women bound together by blood or marriage. This is a novel of extraordinary beauty."

A little bit later, across campus:

The UCI Humanities Collective presents Gustavo Arellano, the hardest working hombre in the OC.

Arellano will give a lecture with this intriguing title:
"This is How We Do it in the OC: Civic History as Plaything, and How to Fight It: (Hint: UCI Microfilm Machines!)"

1030 Humanities Gateway
6-8 PM

You should check out Arellano's radio show today and every Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 on KPFK 90.7 FM.

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