MFA Fiction Professor, Lysley Tenorio Receives American Academy's Rome Prize

The MFA Program in Creative Writing and English Department are thrilled to announce a major achievement for fiction professor, Lysley Tenorio. Tenorio has received the American Academy Rome Prize, a year long residency at the American Academy in Rome. It's a prize available only to those nominated, no applications. 

Brenda Hillman appearing at "Geography of Hope: Women & Land" conference

Our own Brenda Hillman, Olivia C. Filippi Professor of Poetry, will be one of several distinguished guests at the sold out  “Geography of Hope: Women and Land” conference March 13-14.

Brenda will be on a panel titled "What is the Work of a Writer in a Wounded World?"

2015 MFA Creative Writing Faculty Spotlight: Brenda Hillman (poetry)

Brenda Hillman

2015 MFA Creative Writing Faculty Spotlight: Wesley Gibson (creative non-fiction)

Wesley Gibson is the author of the memoir You Are Here and the novels Shelter and Personal Saviors. His stories have appeared in The Village Voice and the Mississippi Review among other places, and his art criticism has appeared in The New Art Examiner.  He edits the literary journal Bloom. He is also the Faculty Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

2015 MFA Creative Writing Faculty Spotlight: Rosemary Graham (fiction)

Rosemary Graham teaches fiction in the MFA Program in Creative Writing. She is writing a novel about rebellious Irish nuns and has published three novels, of which Stalker Girl is the most recent.

New Faculty 2014-15

David Arndt

David ArndtDavid Arndt has a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from U.C. Irvine. He has taught literature and philosophy at universities in Pennsylvania, Turkey and California, and now leads seminars for the Collegiate Seminar program.

Diablo Magazine 40 Under 40 Story Spotlights Two SMC Professors

Diablo magazine logoEducation Professor Raina León and Math Professor Weiwei Pan are named in the Diablo Magazine article "40 Under 40." The September issue story highlights León


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