Lumina: Creative Expressions

Reading - Literary | December 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Chiyuma Elliott; Jade Cho; 최 Lindsay

 Student Learning Center Writing Program

This reading culminates our celebration of Berkeley’s 150th year with a spotlight on Cal writers. Readers will share work exploring joy, resistance, and our collective humanity. Join us for performances from featured writers and Lumina contest winners, with an open mic to follow!

About the Features

Chiyuma Elliott is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. A former Stegner Fellow, Chiyuma’s poems have appeared in the African American Review, Callaloo, the Notre Dame Review, the PN Review, and other journals. She has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, Cave Canem, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center. Chiyuma is the author of two books of poems: California Winter League (2015) and Vigil (2017).

Jade Cho is a writer and educator from Oakland, CA. She is the author of In the Tongue of Ghosts (First Word Press, 2016) and her poems have appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, The Offing, and elsewhere. She is a co-founder of Ghostlines Collective and The Root Slam, which was named Best Poetry Slam 2018 in the East Bay Express. She holds a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and currently serves as a Writing Program Coordinator at the Student Learning Center.

최 Lindsay is the author of Transverse (Futurepoem, 2020), and a chapbook, Matrices (speCt! books, 2017). More of their writing can be found in OmniVerse, Apogee, The Felt, Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2, and elsewhere, including the Berkeley Art Museum's recent exhibit, Way Bay. They are a Kundiman fellow and a Ph.D. student in English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Recent projects include a creative manuscript in and out of translation on the colonial history of leprosy in Korea.

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