Sharon Zetter, MFA Poetry '09

Co-editor for Called Back Books, poetry editor, book designer, and grant writer for Omnidawn Publishing

Called Back Books, co-edited by our own Sharon Zetter (poetry, 2009), is having its press launch this Saturday, 11/22 at 7p! This event will feature readings from MFA alumni Gillian Hamel (poetry, 2011) and Colby Gillette (poetry, 2011...

Michael Sakoda, MFA Creative Nonfiction '13

Submissions Editor at The East Bay Review, Staff Writer at The Lamorinda Weekly and at The Orinda News

St. Mary's MFA Alumnus Michael Sakoda's (creative nonfiction, 2013) piece, "Where Do Bees Go in the Winter?" recently finished as one the top 25 finalists in the Glimmer Train June 2014 Fiction Open. Congrats Michael!

Caroline O'Connor Thomas, MFA Poetry '14

Come see MFA alumna Caroline O'Connor Thomas (poetry, 2014) read at Quiet Lightning @ Viracocha, 11/10 at 7:30p. More information about this Literary Mixtape Event can be found here! 

A.E. Watkins, MFA Poetry '07

"I've always wondered how many stories have been lost to the depths of the Midwest." A big congrats to Adam, who was recently featured in the Poetry Society of America's In Their Own Words commenting on his poem, "Allerton in Winter IV...

Kevin Finley, MFA Creative Nonfiction '09

"The island’s location and cultural diversity are only the start to what makes Réunion unlike anything else in the world." Check out Kevin's "The World's Most Interesting Island", published in Escape from America Magazine here!...

Sara Vander Zwaag, MFA Poetry '13

Lecturer at Saint Mary's College of California, Instructor at Holy Names University, and a private writing tutor.

Check out the second Issue of White Stag Literary Journal, "Beyond the Taboo", featuring our own Katrina Greco (poetry, 2012) and Sara Vander Zwaag (poetry, 2013)! You can find out more about White Stag and this specific issue here....

Allison Landa, MFA Fiction '06


Allison Landa published her flash fiction piece "Getting to Know You," in Cease, Cows Literary Magazine.

Angela Hume, MFA Poetry '08

Our own Angela Hume (Poetry, 2008) is the co-organizer for a seminar on ecopoetry from the American Comparative Literary Association entitled, "The Opening of the Field: New Approaches to Ecopoetics". Check it out here!

Kaya Oakes, MFA Poetry '97

Our own Kaya Oakes (poetry, 1997) will be reading from her new book, Radical Reinvention this Saturday, 9/27 at 3pm! This event will be held at: Faith Presbyterian Church 49th St. at Webster Oakland, CA Click here for more details!...

Ralph Spinelli, MFA Creative Nonfiction '06

Author, Adjunct Professor, Research Associate

Check out Alumnus Ralph Spinneli's new book, Prison as Punishment, which looks at the American incarceration system


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