Afternoon Craft Conversation with Shane Book

Date & Time 
Wed, 03/14/2012 - 14:30 to 15:30

“Poetry & Film” by Shane Book

Sabbatical Presentations

Date & Time 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 12:30 to 14:00

Elena Escalera, Associate Professor of Psychology, "Working With Natural Language Databases: "The Story of Peahead"

Graham Foust, Associate Professor of English, "Translating Ernst Meister"

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and Scholarship

Graduate Student Reading Series

Date & Time 
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 19:30 to 21:00

Readings from our second year MFA candidates:
Vanessa Stewart, Katrina Greco, Carrie Osborne, Michael Sherer, and Alexander Webb.

The Tenth Annual MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit

Date & Time 
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 17:00 to 20:00


An Evening Of Wine and Hors D'oeuvres

All proceeds of this event benefit the MFA Scholarship Fund.

Robert Hass

Robert Hass was born in 1941 in San Francisco, California.

He attended Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California and received both an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Stanford University. 

Life After the MFA

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:35-3:35 P.M., in Hagerty Lounge

Jillian Kurvers

Jillian Kurvers is a 2010 graduate of the Creative Nonfiction track at Saint Mary’s. She focused on writing personal essays about loathsome job experiences and the unsolicited life lessons one could glean. Since graduating, she’s had three different jobs, all vaguely to extremely writing based, none of which she’d categorize as loathsome. Currently, she is the Director of Content at a software company called Brightidea, which might seem like an odd place for a person with a fine arts degree.



nancy tengler

Nancy Tengler (creative nonfiction 2009) spent two decades as a professional investor. She is an author, financial-news commentator and university professor; her book, "The Women's Guide to Successful Investing," will be released by Palgrave Macmillan in August 2014.






jane gregory

Jane Gregory is from Tucson, Arizona and currently lives in Berkeley, California.  She has an MFA from The University of Iowa and is currently working towards a PhD at UC Berkeley.  Her first book, My Enemies, was published by The Song Cave in 2013.  Recent work is forthcoming in Critical Quarterly and The American Reader.  



lysley tenorio

Lysley Tenorio is the author of the short story collection  Monstress. Tenorio is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and a former Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University. He has received fellowships from Phillips Exeter Academy, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has held residencies at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony, and in 2008 he received a Whiting Writers’ Award.



For more information contact:
Sara Mumolo or (925) 631-8556

Life After the MFA

Date & Time 
Wed, 11/09/2011 - 14:00 to 15:30

Four writers discuss their professional lives after MFA programs. Topics will include how to query agents, advice on teaching, artist residencies, and publishing.

WESLEY GIBSON received his MFA from Brown University and is
the author of You Are Here: A Memoir of Arrival and the novels Shelter
and Personal Saviors. His stories have appeared in The Village Voice and
the Mississippi Review and his art criticism has appeared in The New
Art Examiner. He edits the literary journal Bloom and has been awarded

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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