Date & Time 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location 
Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda, CA 94563
Event Description 

We'd like to welcome our incoming class with a gathering of returning students, alumni, faculty and staff. Get to know the newest members of your cohort, hear some of our recent graduates read from their work, ask questions, buy books (partial reading lists will be available for purchase), and begin to familiarize yourself with your new MFA family.

Faculty in each genre will attend and look forward to meeting their newest students and reconnecting with their returning and graduated ones.

WHAT: Welcome Salon
WHEN: Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 6:00p-8:00p
WHERE: Orinda Books

Orinda Books is owned and operated by MFA Advisory Board Director and alumna, Maria Roden (creative nonfiction, 2006).

Orinda Books

From the 24E
Take Exit 9 Orinda/Moraga
Take a LEFT off the FWY onto Camino Pablo
Take a RIGHT onto Santa Maria Way (there is a Shell Gas Station on the corner)
Take your first LEFT onto Orinda Way
Just past the Bank of America on your left hand side there is a small white and green sign that says, "Village Square." Turn into this driveway.  Orinda Books in on the right hand side of the parking lot.


We know that many of you out-of-towners will not be able to attend.  We look forward to meeting you at orientation on Sunday, August 31st on campus.  More details about orientation to follow.

We look forward to seeing you!

Event Contact 

Candace Eros Diaz, MFA
Coordinator of Admissions and Student Services

o: 925-631-4762

Groups audience 
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Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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