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

Purchase raffle tickets for just $50.00 by calling 925-631-8810 or downloding the order form below.

Save $30.00 on a bundle of 10 tickets.


Grand Prize

A one week stay in 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 kitches, so it's welcoming for larger groups or families. You can hire a chef to come to the villa, you can bike the hillsides, or sip wine by the pool. To exlore this beautful Italian Villa inside and out, visit the image gallery!

front of La Quercia villa  


Runner up Prizes

A week's stay in Arlington, Virginia during the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival

This charming townhouse is located one block from the Potomac River in the heart of vibrant and historic Old Town Alexandria. It offers unmatched walk-ability to shops, art galleries, farm-to-table dining, bike trails, and the river front. Enjoy sipping coffee in a cozy courtyard just off the living room, and end your day taking in a panoramic view of park lands, the Potomac River, Old Town & DC from its rooftop terrace. The townhouse is bright and welcoming and features high ceilings, hard wood floors,  comfortably appointed formal & casual living spaces, a reading room with window seat, two suites with full baths, and two parking spaces. The ferries to Georgetown and Maryland are steps away, and nearby Metro station offers convenient access for exploring Washington D.C. Reagan National airport is a short 15 minute drive.  

Family friendly 2 bed, 3 bath, 1 office, classic townhome

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

Available up to one year after winning and subject to availability, this three bedroom, two bathroom beautiful Lake Tahoe vacation home is also pet friendly! The large back yard with dog run has ample space for your pets to stretch their legs and run wild.  The large living area with open kitchen will allow for everyone to be involved in the fun and activities.  Don't forget to bring your boat, there's plenty of parking in the driveway.  The location is great, right in the middle of both beaches (.7 mi from each).  Abandon your car, your worries and your stress.  

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 2013
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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