Bringing writers and scholars together in thoughtful interchange, this fifth biennial symposium of the Latino Literary Cultures Project at UCSC culminates in an evening reading by prizewinning novelist and journalist Ana Menéndez; writer/artist Maceo Montoya; and poet Xochiquetzal Candelaria.


This free, public event takes place on Friday, November 14, 2014, 11:00am-7:00pm,
at the Merrill Cultural Center. The full program can be found here.

We are very grateful to the following organizations at UCSC for their sponsorship of this event:


Chicano Latino Research Center

Seigfried B. and Elisabeth M. Puknat Literary Studies Endowment and the Department of Literature

Institute for Humanities Research

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

El Centro: Chicano Latino Resource Center

Merrill, Cowell, Kresge, Stevenson, Oakes, Porter and Cowell Colleges

The Latino Literary Cultures Project / Proyecto culturas literarias latinas is an interdisciplinary initiative at UC Santa Cruz that studies and promotes creative writing by and about U.S. Latinas and Latinos, past and present. Since 2006, it has brought students and scholars together with writers, translators, reviewers, and librarians through a major biennial conference, as well as smaller events on topics like Latinos and new media. The Project is particularly interested in the inventive uses of multiple languages; in the global circulation and translation of Latino culture; and in the ways that new forms of literacy and attention in the digital age are changing the relationship of text to visual and sound media. The Latino Literary Cultures Project is the only established research group in the U.S. with such a focus.