MFA in Creative Writing Reading LitCrawl SF 2014

Saint Mary's MFA in Creative Writing is holding an Alumni Reading event at this year's LitCrawl SF.

Featuring Joshua Braff (fiction, 1997), Lily Brown (poetry, 2007), Rashaan Alexis Meneses (fiction, 2006), Robert Andrew Perez (poetry, 2011), and Susan Sasson (creative nonfiction, 2011).

Bay Blends Coffee & Tea (1905 Mission Street), 6pm-7pm.

Novel by MFA Alum Garnering Rave Reviews

Gutenberg's Apprentice, HarperCollinsGutenberg's Apprentice, a novel by Alix Christie (MFA, fiction, 1999), has been garnering rave reviews since its publication in late September. 

The Rumpus features a poem by Matthew Zapruder for National Poetry Month



Prodigal Electrons Return to Shine

Lysley Tenorio Is the Standard's East Village Hotel's First Writer in Residence

It has been a long time since the average struggling novelist could afford to live and work in downtown Manhattan.

Earlier this year, Lucy McIntyre, vice president of marketing for the Standard hotels, and Lorin Stein, editor of the literary magazine Paris Review, were lamenting this state of affairs—"what a fantasy it would be," Mr. Stein said, "to have the time and the means to just write in a hotel."

Poet Matthew Zapruder joins the MFA and English Department Faculty

Dear Saint Mary's community,
The MFA Program is pleased to announce that poet Matthew Zapruder has accepted a position in the English Department at Saint Mary’s College. Poets currently in the program will be working with Matthewin Craft of Poetry this spring; he will begin his fulltime appointment in the fall, 2013, when he will be teaching the Workshop in Poetry.

Tenorio’s Provocative Short Stories Cast Light on Economic Disparities, Immigrant Experience

Lysley Tenorio’s debut collection of short stories, Monstress, has drawn widespread acclaim, with glowing reviews by the Los Angeles Times, the Paris Review and NPR, among others.

Alumni Success Stories: Emilia Serrano (Communication)

Emilia Serrano, Television Writer, Class of 1995

Currently on THE FINDER (FOX). Previously staffed on RIZZOLI & ISLES (TNT) and MY GENERATION (ABC).

The Bodies, a poetry volume by Christopher Sindt

Chris Sindt's latest volume of poems, The Bodies, has just been published by Parlor Press’s poetry series, Free Verse Editions. The publisher notes, "the poems in The Bodies reveal an eco-poetics that draws from the imagery and history of the west coast of the United States, studying the way language engages with the nonhuman and the wild. This is also a poetry that seeks social change, aware of its historical moment and imagining social transformation."

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