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ASU Undergraduate Writers Showcase

Date(s): Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arizona time
Community Event, Reading
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre
Cost: Free

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About this Event

The students of today are the authors of tomorrow. Come see the talented writers of ASU's undergraduate community before they get famous at our fourth annual ASU Undergraduate Writers Showcase, Thiursday, November 19, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arizona time on Zoom. Featuring Chris Clements, Austin Davis, Kelsey Kerley, Dakota Lovins, Francisca Ribar, and Carolina Quintero.


About the Author

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Chris Clements is a journalist, author, and a rising senior at Arizona State University, where he's majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. He has work published or forthcoming in Lux Undergraduate Creative Review, The State Press, The Chautauquan Daily, and ASU News. He's passionate about all things related to literature, music, and film, especially author David Foster Wallace, jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant, and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson.

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Carolina Quintero is a junior majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and Justice Studies. She contributes to ASU by being in Latinx Coalition El Concilio as their secretary, as an associate literary editor for Lux Creative Review, and as the academic officer for Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority Inc. Carolina works part-time on the weekends as a cook at In-N-Out Burger and can be found at your local coffee shop or thrift store.

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Dakota Lovins is a senior at ASU studying English Literature. He has been writing poetry, stand up comedy, and short stories since high school and now participates in the Tempe Late Night Comedy Troupe. His poetry often deals with relationships and memories. After graduation, he will be moving to San Jose to work for Cisco on their Global Sponsorship Team but will continue to keep writing as long as he is alive.

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Francisca Ribar is a student at ASU working on her Bachelor's degree in English. Her writing process is deceptively simple. It involves her prized Beats headphones and an endless supply of Goldfish. Ribar moved to Arizona from Florida five years ago and hasn't looked back. She loves the mountains, deserts, and even the haboobs. Ribar is currently working on a book, but often finds the time to give her collection of poems the love and care they deserve.

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Kelsey Kerley is a Junior majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, Secondary Education with a focus on History, and a minor in Art History. She currently interns as the Student Editor-in-Chief for Superstition Review, ASU's undergraduate-run literary magazine. She is a freelance academic editor and photographer and enjoys music and art in her free time. Her poetry explores the complexity of ordinary experiences with the goal of sharing meaning and encouraging greater understanding among her audience.