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

End of the Year MFA Potluck

Date & Time 
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:00 to 20:30

Congratulations on (almost) making it through the 2012-2013 year!  Let's gather, eat, and celebrate with a potluck

The annual MFA End of the Year Potluck will be held Wednesday, May 22nd from 7-8:30pm (ish) in the Hagerty Lounge.  This party is scheduled to run after the final workshop (if you're having class during finals week), so we hope to see all of you there!

To make it easier, we will ask that you bring according to the initial of your last name.  Feel free to communicate amongst your group for diversity in items. 

American Scientist Magazine Publishes Poem By English Professor Brenda Hillman

The May/June issue of American Scientist magazine features a poem by Saint Mary's English Professor Brenda Hillman. The poem "Summer Mountain Lightning & Some Music,"  which references the pioneering electrical engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla, is among several works by noted poets featured by the magazine over the last year as poetry inspired by science. The online version of the magazine notes Hillman's other literary publications and her academic ties to the College, acknowledging her as the Olivia C.

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