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Events
Friday, January 4 – Friday, March 29, 2019Peter J. Shields Library
Exhibition: Animals in the Archives

From rare books that depict unicorns and other fantastic beasts to faculty research on livestock, this exhibit explores the role of animals in the library’s Special Collections and University Archives, and the animals' place in academia and research, artistic expression and campus history.

Library hours

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 7 – 8:30pmPeter J. Shields Library
Creative Writing Reading Series: Deb Olin Unferth

Deb Olin Unferth is the author of the short story collection Wait Till You See Me Dance, the novel Vacation, the graphic novel I, Parrot and the memoir, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War.

An associate professor at the University of Texas, she was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and has received four Pushcart Prizes. Unferth founded the Pen-City Writers, a creative writing program at a maximum security prison in Texas.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 7 – 8:30pmPeter J. Shields Library
Creative Writing Reading Series: Jamel Brinkley

Jamel Brinkley is the author of A Lucky Man: Stories and his fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2018, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Glimmer Train and American Short Fiction.

He was the 2016-17 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University.

Monday, February 25 – Friday, March 1, 2019Peter J. Shields Library
Book Project: Sand Mandala

Campus Community Book Project

Tibetan monks from the Sera Jey Foundation will create a sand mandala in the entrance to Shields Library. A series of educational and community building events will be planned around the mandala as well. Please check ccbp.ucdavis.edu/mandala for updated information. All events will be free and open to the public. 

The 2018-2019 book project features a year-long program around The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams. For a complete listing of events, visit ccbp.ucdavis.edu.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 7 – 8pmPeter J. Shields Library
Creative Writing Reading Series: Crystal Wilkinson

Crystal Wilkinson’s debut novel, The Birds of Opulence, received the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Her other works include the short-story collections Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street. Wilkinson co-owns the Wild Fig Books & Coffee in Lexington, Kentucky.

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