CWRS 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,

Labor Day Holiday

Date & Time 
Mon, 09/02/2013 - 12:00 to 13:13

No Classes Will be Held on This Day

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.

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

Graduate Student Reading Series

Date & Time 
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 19:00 to 20:30

Amber Parker, Bethany Ruthnick, Courtney Jameson, Brandon Williams, and Keegan Brookes

MFA Open House Happy Hour

Date & Time 
Thu, 01/24/2013 - 18:00 to 19:00
Please join us for a MFA Open House Happy Hour with wine, cheese, and music!  Have questions about the application process or the MFA program in general?  Alumni of our program will be on site to tell you about their student experience and let you know how their MFA influenced their lives after graduation.  Professors Marilyn Abildskov (creative nonfiction), Brenda Hillman (poetry), and Lysley Tenorio (fiction) will also be there to answer your questions.  

Tenorio’s Provocative Short Stories Cast Light on Economic Disparities, Immigrant Experience

Lysley Tenorio’s debut collection of short stories, Monstress, has drawn widespread acclaim, with glowing reviews by the Los Angeles Times, the Paris Review and NPR, among others.

Lysley Tenorio's Nemesis: The Questionnaire

Associate Professor Lysley Tenorio discusses the important stuff in a questionnaire from LitQuake. On Saturday, October 13, he will be discussing writing short stories at LitQuake's Art of Short Fiction Panel.

He will also be participating in the MFA Faculty LitQuake Reading that same day at 7:00 p.m. at Beauty Bar in the Mission.

MFA in Creative Writing Alumni and Faculty Reading with Brett Fletcher Lauer and Christopher Sindt

Date & Time 
Wed, 05/08/2013 - 19:00

BRETT FLETCHER LAUER is the managing director of the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor at A Public Space. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harper's, jubilat, Tin House and elsewhere. His first book of poems, A Hotel in Belgium, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2014. He graduated from Saint Mary's MFA program in 2007.


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