Caille Millner, author of the memoir The Golden Road: Notes on My Gentrification, which takes place, in part, in San Jose. (Sept. 2008)
Ana Castillo, novelist and poet, whose most recent novel The Guardians is about life along the US/Mexico border. (Oct. 2008)
Four-time Tony Award-winner Terrence McNally, author of many great plays including Kiss of the Spider Woman and Love! Valour! Compassion! Our theater arts department will put on one of his plays to coincide with his visit. (Nov. 2008)
National Book Critics Circle-winning poet and memoirist Mark Doty, author of the best-selling memoirs Dog Years and the recently-released collection Fire to Fire. In one of his events, he will do an on-stage conversation with his partner, the writer Paul Lisicky, about being a literary couple. (Feb. 2009)
Fantastical short fiction writer and novelist Aimee Bender, who teaches at USC, author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt. (March 2009)
Slam poet and novelist Thad Rutkowski. (April 2009)
Plus...one more major poet whose name I can't yet announce, but as soon as I can, I will.