Professor Matthew Zapruder will be teaching a LitQuake poetry class

Matthew Zapruder - Making Lightning Strike: Don't Wait for the Muse

Guggenheim fellow Matthew Zapruder is author of four books of poetry, including the New York Times Notable Come On All You Ghosts. In this class, he asks: how can we write poetry amidst our busy lives and be proactive in our creative work? You will leave with solutions, and a draft of a new poem.

This class includes three full hours of instruction and concludes with a reception in Litquake’s downtown San Francisco office. Classes are limited to 15 students.

Gabriel Johnson, MFA Poetry '13

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Gabe's News:

  • Gabe's beautiful poem, "Chaparral" was featured in the latest issue of Switchback Journal. Congrats Gabe! You can check it out here.

Brenda Hillman, MFA poetry professor, featured guest at Harvard University's Morris Gray Reading

Brenda Hillman will be reading, signing books, and answering questions as the featured author of Harvard University's Morris Gray Reading Series. Monday March 30, at 5pm, Sever Hall, Harvard University.

Paul Ebenkamp, MFA Poetry '09

Paul's News:

Paul Ebenkamp's (Poetry, '09) debut poetry collection "The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen" is being released by local small press Timeless, Infinite Light. See the article addressing the release here!

Brenda Hillman, MFA poetry professor, featured guest at Concordia University Montreal Writers Read

Concordia University Montreal, Quebec presents Brenda Hillman (with Robert Hass) as part of their Writers Read creative writing series.  

The evening will consist of a reading followed by Q&A March 27, 7pm-10pm, free and open to the public

Creative Writing Professor Matthew Zapruder to Perform in Litquake's Annual Fundraiser Regreturature V: The Wrath of Taste

Some tickets still remain for Litquake's annual fundraiser Regreturature V: The Wrath of Taste, coming this Thursday, March 12, to the Verdi Club. Writers sharing their early, cringe-worthy, yet hilarious writings include the likes of Glen David Gold, Michelle Richmond, Paul Myers, Matthew Zapruder, Lyzette Wanzer, Manjula Martin, Mary Ladd, and Peter Hartlaub.

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.

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