MFA in Creative Writing Application Workshop: Getting Personal with Your Personal Statement

Fiction faculty Lysley Tenorio will lead an overview of the personal statement portion of your application, including the purpose, content, and style & tone Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tenorio is the author of the novel The Son of Good Fortune and the short story collection Monstress, named a book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.

Register here for this workshop and a Zoom link will be emailed to you with your confirmation.

An application fee waiver will be provided to those who attend.

Have any questions? Contact Program Assistant Krista Varela Posell at 925-631-4762 or

We look forward to meeting you!