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.

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!

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.

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! 

Graduate Student Reading

Date & Time 
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:30 to 21:00

Readings from: Kelley Mitchell, Scott Riley, Krista Varela, Richard Wright, & Sean Campbell

Creative Writing Reading Series with Bernard Cooper

Date & Time 
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 19:30 to 21:00

Bernard Cooper’s most recent book is The Bill From My Father (Simon & Schuster).  He is also the author of Maps To Anywhere, (University of Georgia Press), A Year of Rhymes (Viking), Truth Serum (Houghton Mifflin), and a collection of short stories,

MFA Orientation

Date & Time 
Sun, 08/25/2013 - 15:00 to 18:00

Students will meet the faculty and the other members of their cohort, get syllabi and information about the first week of classes, obtain their parking permits, and learn about all the places to write on campus.  Light dinner and beverages will be provided.

AGENDA
3:00p               Settling in and Director’s welcome

3:30p               Faculty and staff introductions

3:40p               Student introductions

4:15p               Fifteen-minute class meetings: Writing Workshops

Pages

Maps & Directories

Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
Google Map | Campus Map | PO Boxes