Risa Nye, Creative NonFiction '11

Risa's News

  • Risa Nye read her piece, "A Letter to My Grownup Daughter," at a recent San Francisco "Listen to your Mother" production. Check out the video.

California Book Awards honor Brenda Hillman

The ceremony for the California Book Awards on June 9th will honor Brenda Hillman for her book Seasonal Works With Letters On Fire.

Gold Medals Awarded to:

FICTION: Karen Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Putnam/Marian Wood

FIRST FICTION: Anthony Marra: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Hogarth

NONFICTION: Eric Schlosser: Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Penguin Press

POETRY: Brenda Hillman: Seasonal Works With Letters On Fire, Wesleyan University Press

Support the MFA Scholarship Fund

13th Annual MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit

The Language of the Spirit with Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, and Michael Krasny

RSVP Today!

Saturday, February 28, 2014 , 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
210 Post Street, Suite 205
San Francisco, CA 94108
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RSVP online by February 01, 2014
More info at stmarys-ca.edu/mfabenefit
$100 per person
$50 for MFA alumni                              

Want to attend our VIP reception with the panelists? Contact us for more information. Capacity is extremely limited for the VIP hour, so please book early.

Getaway Raffle

Contact us for more information.

Enter to win a week's stay at a villa in Umbria, Italiy.

Stay tuned for runner-up prizes

Winning tickets will be drawn at the Benefit. You do not need to be present in order to win. Grand Prize is subject to applicable taxes.

Graduate Student Reading

Date & Time 
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:30 to 21:00

Readings from: Kelley Mitchell, Scott Riley, Krista Varela, Richard Wright, & Sean Campbell

Graduate Student Reading Series

Date & Time 
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 19:00 to 20:30

Amber Parker, Bethany Ruthnick, Courtney Jameson, Brandon Williams, and Keegan Brookes

Graduate and Professional Studies

The College’s rigorous education engages intellect and spirit, awakening the desire to transform society. Working with the College’s outstanding faculty, our students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make meaningful and relevant contributions in a rapidly changing world.

Creative Writing Reading Series

FALL 2011

YIYUN LI WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7:30 P.M., SODA CENTER

 

Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in 1996. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker and Best American Short Stories, among others.    Her debut collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the California Book Award for first fiction. Li’s novel, The Vagrants, also won the California Book Award’s gold medal for fiction. Her latest book, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl is a collection of short stories. Li has received fellowships from Lannan Foundation and Whiting Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation named her a 2010 Fellow. She is a contributing editor for the Brooklyn-based literary magazine, A Public Space and teaches at University of California, Davis.

 

 

RYAN VAN METER WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7:30 P.M., SODA CENTER

Ryan Van Meter’s essay collection If You Knew Then What I Know Now was published in 2011 by Sarabande Books. His essays have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast and Arts & Letters, and have been selected for anthologies including Best American Essays 2009 and Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. He is an assistant editor at Fourth Genre magazine and currently teaches creative writing at The University of San Francisco.

 

 

 

 

 

CLAYTON ESHLEMAN THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 7:30 P.M., SODA CENTER
CO-SPONSORED BY THE MFA PROGRAM AND THE MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT

Clayton Eshleman’s publications include Jupiter Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld; The Complete Poetry of Cesar Vallejo; and The Grindstone of Rapport/ A Clayton Eshleman Reader. He recently published co-translation of Aime Cesaire’s Solar Throat Slashed and Bei Dao’s Endure, and a translation of Bernard Bador’s Curdled Skulls. He has received the National Book Award in Translation, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, and multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He founded and edited the two seminal poetry magazines, Caterpillar and Sulfer. He is Professor Emeritus at Eastern Michigan University and lives in Ypsilanti.

 
ALL READINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For More information on The Creative Writing Reading Series please contact Sara Mumolo, (925)631-8556 or sm13@stmarys-ca.edu.
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