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Celebrate 20 Years of Mentorship & Support Year 21 

Join us for an evening of "literary toasts" with Daniel Handler, Robert Hass, Cristina García, Yiyun Li, Joyce Carol Oates, and Al Young. Hosted by Faculty Director, Matthew Zapruder.

Wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres, music, Italian villa raffle, silent auction, and door prizes!

All funds raised provide scholarships for MFA students.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 

RSVP Now. Limited Space Available.

Dolby Chadwick Gallery
210 Post Street, Suite 205
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Raise your glass with:

Daniel Handler



Daniel Handler is the author of five novels, most recently We Are Pirates and, as Lemony Snicket, far too many books for children, including A Series Of Unfortunate Events, currently being developed by Netflix as an original series.




Robert HassRobert Hass has published many books including Field Guide, Praise, Human Wishes, and Sun Under Wood. His collection Time and Materials won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Awarded the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the Wallace Stevens Award, among other prizes, Robert Hass is a professor at UC Berkeley.

Cristina Garcia



Cristina García is the author of six novels, including Dreaming in Cuban and King of Cuba. García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into fourteen languages. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant.



Yiyun Li


Yiyun Li's short story collections and novels have won many awards, including the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the Guardian First Book Award, among other accolades. She is the recipient of a 2010 MacArthur genius grant and was named among The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.” 


Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of a number of novels, story collections, essays and memoirs, most recently The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age. She is a recipient of the President's Medal in the Humanities and the National Book Award and is currently teaching a fiction workshop at UC-Berkeley.


Al Young

Al Young’s poetry reflects his interest in music, specifically jazz and blues, as well as his life in California. He has received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Fulbright Fellowship, among other prizes. He was named Poet Laureate of California in 2005.



Limited space available

$125 per person
$50 for MFA alumni

 Proceeds of this event benefit the MFA Scholarship Fund.  The fair market value of this event is $50.  All contributions exceeding fair market value are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.

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