Afternoon Craft Conversation with Kazim Ali

Date & Time 
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 14:15 to 15:15


Afternoon Craft Conversation with Lisa Alvarez

Date & Time 
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 14:15 to 15:15

"What can prose writers learn from poetry?" by LISA ALVAREZ

What can prose writers learn from poetry? Often, too often, students focus primarily on their chosen genre whether through individual choice and/or institutional pressure. This talk will examine how developing a close relationship to poetry can teach prose writers about line, imagery, form and content in ways that invigorate and inspire. As Edward Hirsch has suggested, "fiction goes to poetry for the intensity of its use of language," as part of the making literature, "something that lasts in language."

Creative Writing Reading Series Sesquicentennial Event with Robert Hass and Tom Meschery

Date & Time 
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:00 to 20:30

The MFA Program invites you to celebrate Saint Mary's College of CA sesquicentennial with an evening of poetry with alumni Robert Hass and Tom Meschery.

Robert Hass


Afternoon Craft Conversation with giovanni singleton

Date & Time 
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 14:15 to 15:15

“AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper” by giovanni singleton

Sound as in improvisation acts upon images and text giving rise to harmonious constructions of silence. It comes down to the desire for liberation through exploring what words, in their essence, can do. The behearer and the beholder approach the world with an attitude of longing. The page is a canvas, a field, a mediation between human nature and the natural world. Writing occurs on and with trees. Knock on wood. What is spoken from the depths of a whisper or said in a scream?

Professor Lysley Tenorio Champions Misfits

[Tenorio's] debut short story collection, "Monstress," binds together eight tales of isolated misfits in San Francisco and the Philippines dreaming and scheming their way to impossible glory.

MFA Scholarship Fund Raffle

Options for Purchase: 1) calling 925-631-8810 2) download the order form below 3) In person at Orinda Books.

Tickets are $50. Save $30 on a bundle of 10 tickets. 

All raffle proceeds benefit the MFA Scholarship Fund. You do not need to be present at the Benefit to win


Grand Prize

A week's stay at La Quercia Villa in Tuscany, Italy

La Quercia sleeps 8 people. Booking is subject to availability and valid for two years from the date of the drawing. Subject to taxes. It has two levels and two kitchens, so it's welcoming for larger groups or families. You can hire a chef to come to the villa, bike the hillsides, or sip wine by the pool. To explore this beautful Italian Villa inside and out, visit the image gallery! Prize valued at $4,900.00

      upstairs kitchen


Runner up Prizes

A week's stay at Lorien Hotel and Spa, luxurious four-star accommodations nestled in Old Town, Alexandria, VA

Two blocks from the King Street Metro, Lorien Hotel and Spa offers a retreat that is also near to the many momunments of Washington, D.C. You'll also find Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetary close by. There is a complimentary morning coffee hour, as well as a complimentary evening wine hour. Balance that wine hour with a yoga mat in every room, free use of custom hotel bikes, and a fitness center. Prize valued at $3,000

Lorien Hotel and Spa    

A week's stay at a vacation home in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe

Available up to one year after winning and subject to availability. This three bedroom, two bathroom beautiful Lake Tahoe vacation home is right in the middle of two beaches. Abandon your car, your worries, and your stress. Images here! Prize valued at $1,600.00

3 bedroom, Two bathroom at Incline, Lake Tahoe 

Raffle Ticket Price

$50.00 each
You do not need to be present to win.
Purchase 10 tickets and receive a $30 discount!

How to Purchase Tickets

Please call 925-631-8810 to purchase tickets or download the order form

(You do not need to be present to win)

The Thirteenth Annual MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit

Saturday, February 28, 2015
6-9 p.m.
Dolby Chadwick Gallery 
210 Post Street, Suite 205 
San Francisco, CA 94108

All raffle proceeds benefit the MFA Scholarship Fund. You do not need to be present at the Benefit to win. 


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