Conversations at the Culver: No-Place is Like Home
November 5, 2017 –
On November 5, Inlandia will bring you a special Conversations at the Culver event, No-Place is Like Home, featuring JJ Jacobson and Juan Delgado, which draws inspiration from the current Mundos Alternos exhibit, part of the Getty Pacific Standard Time project.
From 1:30 - 3:00 pm, join us for a two-part discussion and Q&A on science fiction and the Americas. No-Place is Like Home will focus on our notions of “Latin America”. Though the inhabitants of the Americas have experienced centuries of colonization, intellectuals from various fields, including science fiction authors and artists, have complicated our understanding of “Latin American” and “Latino/a” and provided us with ways of rethinking these inventions and constructs about a region that is diverse culturally and geographically.
Make your visit to UCR ArtsBlock complete: Arrive at 12 pm and enjoy a complimentary tour of the Mundos Alternos exhibit. We will gather next door at the California Museum of Photography’s front desk to begin the tour, which will conclude with refreshments in the Culver Center prior to the start of the formal program.
JJ Jacobson holds a MS in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information. Since 2005 she has been a metadata librarian, cataloger, director of a virtual library system, rare books librarian, and collection curator. In 2015 she was appointed Jay Kay and Doris Klein Science Fiction Librarian at UC Riverside, curating the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy (and other genres too numerous to mention). She has previously published and presented on metadata, virtual environments, role play as a concomitant of research, virtual world librarianship, American culinary history, the Eaton Collection, and the literary genres and subgenres of speculative fiction.
Juan Delgado is the author of four books of poetry, including Green Web (Georgia University Press, (Contemporary Poetry Series Award) and A Rush of Hands (Arizona University Press). His book El Campo (Capra Press) is a collaboration with renowned artist Simón Silva, and his Vital Signs (Heyday/Inlandia Imprint) is a collaboration with photographer Thomas McGovern featuring evocative scenes of San Bernardino and the Inland Empire and recipient of an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Delgado teaches Creative Writing at CSUSB. He holds an MFA from the University of California at Irvine.