Graduation Fair

Date & Time: 
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00

Grad FairCalling all seniors!  Grad Fair is this Wednesday, February 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MFA in Creative Writing Open House & Information Session

Date & Time: 
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 18:30 to 20:00

Please join us for an MFA Open House Happy Hour with wine, cheese, and music!  Have questions about the application process or the MFA program in general?  Professors Marilyn Abildskov and Matthew Zapruderwill be on hand to answer your program questions.

MFA Alumni Mixer at SPD’s “Literary” Pub Quiz in Oakland!

Date & Time: 
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 19:00 to 21:00

Let's organize an SMC MFA Alumni Team and showcase our literary skills at SPD’s “Literary” Pub Quiz! All alums are welcome!  Let's mix!


Feeling to Form: A One-Day Memoir Workshop

Date & Time: 
Sat, 08/17/2013 - 10:00 to 16:00

There are many reasons to write, but one of the most time-honored is this: we have some strong feeling we want to convey. We miss the small red house of our childhood, the smell of our grandmother’s soap, the slant of our father’s handwriting, the perfect meal we had with someone in a seaside town many years ago. We write out of longing, out of memory, out of happiness, out of regret.  But we also know that no one cares about our house, our soap, our father’s script.  No one cares about the oysters we ate in that lost-to-memory seaside town.

Diablo Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle Note Rosemary Graham's Influence On Filmmaker Ryan Coogler

Filmmaker Ryan Coogler and SMC's Rosemary Graham catching up in a Bay Area cafe.In an interview with Diablo Magazine, former Saint Mary's student and "Fruitvale Station" director, Ryan Coogler gives a shout out to English Pr

Professor Lysley Tenorio in San Francisco Magazine

Writers on Writers: Andrew Sean Greer Challenges Lysley Tenorio to a Meatball Skype-off.

The two writers on meatballs, martinis, and Tenorio's "Monstress."

Visiting Poetry Professor, Norma Cole, in Exit Strata

Poet Norma Cole will be a visiting faculty member for the MFA Program's spring 2014 semester.  Ryan Nowlin writes about the author in Exit Strata.

Norma Cole will read at the Creative Writing Reading Series on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30p in the Soda Center, Claeys Lounge. 

MFA Welcome Picnic for Incoming & Returning Students

Date & Time: 
Sat, 06/22/2013 - 12:30 to 14:30

We've finished up graduating one class and we are ready for the next!

We'd like to welcome our incoming class with a gathering of returning students, faculty and staff in the beautiful Bertain Redwood Grove on the Saint Mary's campus.  Get to know the newest members of your cohort, ask questions, and begin to familiarize yourself with your new MFA family.

Faculty in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry will attend and look forward to meeting their newest students and reconnecting with their returning ones. 

Fiction Candidate, Christopher Conner, Receives SMC Grant

Second-year fiction candidate, Christopher Conner, is the MFA Program's first student to apply for and receive the Saint Mary's College Graduate and Professional Student Research and Development Fund Grant.  

Saint Mary’s College Graduate and Professional Student Development Fund supports and encourages independent academic research and professional development for graduate and professional students through the distribution of grants to individual students.


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