The Department of English

Writer's Voice

What is Writer's Voice?

Writer’s Voice is California State University, Chico’s literary arts reading series. Funded by contributions from alumni and friends, the Department of English, and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Writer’s Voice introduces contemporary writers to citizens of the North Valley. All readings are free and open to the public.

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Fall 2021 Series

Tom Lin, Fiction Reading

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

7:00 p.m. Pacific

Zoom Meeting ID: 882 1423 7404

Passcode: 387737 


Tom Lin, Craft of Writing Lecture

Thursday, 7 October 2021

7:00 p.m. Pacific

Zoom Meeting ID: 873 9550 5968

Passcode: 600360


Tom Lin

Tom Lin is the author of The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu (Little, Brown), praised by Booklist as a “beautifully imagined first novel… an extraordinary epic with page-turning, often cinematic action that transcends the parameters of genre fiction.”

Lin was born in China and immigrated to the United States when he was four. A graduate of Pomona College, he is currently in the PhD program in English at the University of California, Davis. The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu is his first novel.


Both events free & open to the public.

The Writer’s Voice is California State University, Chico’s literary arts reading series. Funded by contributions from the Department of English and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Writer’s Voice introduces contemporary writers to citizens of the North Valley.

For more information contact Dr. Rob Davidson, Professor of English, rgdavidson@csuchico.edu

Writer’s Voice online: https://www.csuchico.edu/engl/news-events/writers-voice.shtml

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WritersVoiceCSUChico/

Past Events

Select past Writer’s Voice events have been recorded and are available online.

  • List of Previous Speakers

    Fall 2019

    • Juan Alvarado Valdivia
    • Peg Alford Pursell
    • Nancy Au
    • Ingrid Keriotis

    Spring 2019

    • Jamel Brinkley - Fiction
    • Mai Der Vang - Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Poetry
    • Rob Davidson - Fiction
    • Jose Antonio Rodriguez - Poetry & Creative Nonfiction

    Fall 2018

    • Michelle Tea - Poetry
    • Lynn Freed - Nonfiction

    Spring 2018

    • Sasha Pimentel - Poetry
    • Beth Spencer - Poetry
    • Ryan Van Meter - Nonfiction
    • Luke Davies - Poetry/Fiction

    Fall 2017

    • Graduate Student Reading - Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
    • Naomi Williams - Fiction
    • Mary Troy - Fiction
    • Rob Davidson - Fiction

    Spring 2017

    • Neal Snidow - Fiction

    Fall 2016

    • Graduate Student Reading - Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
    • Martha Collins - Poetry

    Spring 2016

    • Louis B. Jones - Fiction
    • Sean Hill - Poetry

    Fall 2015

    • Christian Kiefer - Fiction
    • George Keithley - Fiction

    Spring 2015

    • Carole Simmons Oles - Poetry 
    • Chris Cokinos - Creative Nonfiction
    • Dimitri Keriotis - Fiction
    • Gary Thompson - Poetry and Fiction
    • Matthew Frank - Creative Nonfiction
    • Steve Gutierrez - Poetry and Fiction

    Fall 2014

    • Joan Frank - Fiction & Nonfiction
    • Wendy C. Ortiz - Memoir
    • Doug Rice - Fiction & Nonfiction

    Spring 2014

    • Joanne Harris Allred - Poetry
    • Dr. Daryl Farmer - Nonfiction
    • Brian Turner - Poetry & Memoir

    Fall 2013

    • Brenda Hillman - Poetry
    • Jon Raymond - Fiction
    • Peggy Shumaker - Poetry

    Spring 2013

    • Martha Collins - Poetry
    • Henry Hughes - Poetry
    • Patricia Ann McNair - Fiction

    Fall 2012

    • Fred Arroyo - Fiction
    • Nick Flynn - Poetry & Memoir
    • Rae Gouirand - Poetry
    • Andrew Lam - Fiction
    • Martin Puchner

    Spring 2012

    • Camille T. Dungy - Poetry
    • Steven Edwards - Nonfiction
    • Troy Jollimore - Poetry

    Fall 2011

    • Jeanne Clark - Poetry

    Spring 2011

    • Laleh Khadivi - Fiction
    • Sally McNall - Poetry
    • Carol Sklenicka - Fiction & Biography
    • Rob Magnuson Smith - Fiction