Jill Kolongowski, MFA Creative Nonfiction '14

Writing Teacher and the Managing Editor at YesYes Books

Jill's "The Cactus Is a Very Independent Plant" was just published by Vinyl! You can check it out here.

Emily Breunig, MFA Fiction '07

Emily's The Ghost at the Edge of the Sea was shortlisted by Atticus Books! Check it out here.

Jennifer Jean, MFA Poetry '01

Jennifer's poem "Bird" is featured in Rattle. Congrats Jennifer, it's a beautiful poem! 

Victoria Hudson, MFA Creative Nonfiction '08

Vicki's poem "Battle Command" was recently published by O-Dark-Thirty! You can check it out here.

Jenny Drai, MFA Poetry '06

Jenny's second full-length book of poems, Wine Dark, is now available for pre-order from Black Lawrence Press! Check it out here.

Michael Sakoda, MFA Creative Nonfiction '13

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

Sonora Review's Issue 68 features fiction by Michael Sakoda!

Alex Green, MFA Poetry '97

Editor at Caught in the Carousel

Read the spotlight on Alex's new book, Emergency Anthems, at Snowflakes in a Blizzard!

Juan Alvarado Valdivia, MFA Creative Nonfiction '10

Program Associate for ChangeLab Solutions

Checkout the Oakland Magazine article on Juan's memoir: Cancerlandia! 

Maria Judnick, MFA Creative Nonfiction '13

Maria's story, A Swim Lesson, received an honorable mention in Gemini-Magazine's 2015 Flash Fiction Contest. Check it out here.

Ryan McKinley, MFA Fiction '15

 Watch Ryan's video message to the MFA program to celebrate our 20th Anniversary!


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