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UCR @ LATFOB

  It's not officially spring until the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books kicks off in April...even if the calendar says it's been spring for a month. This year's Festival is filled with amazing writers, performers, and, as usual, a bunch of your favorite UCR people, including our faculty, our students, our alums, scads of our guest faculty, and, more [...]

By | 2018-04-16T21:36:04+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on UCR @ LATFOB

March Student & Alum News

Another month of huge success. That's just how it goes... And, as ever, thanks to Yennie Cheung for compiling this list! Adam Sullivan's nonfiction piece was published in the TAMPA REVIEW. Anna Hozian wrote a two-minute PSA called Different This Year in support of March for Our Lives. Ashley Mag Gabbert's poem "Snow Globe" was published in BOILER PLATE. She [...]

By | 2018-04-08T17:42:58+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on March Student & Alum News

Welcome Spring 2018 Cohort: Student Bios

  Brian Asman writes horror and other mutant strains of dark fiction. He loves a barrel-aged beer on a sunny Southern California day, punk rock blaring in the background, and his Staffordshire terrier, Emma. His stories have been featured in California Screamin’, Behind the Mask: Tales from the Id, and Deciduous Tales, among others. He’s currently serving as president of the San Diego Chapter of the Horror Writers [...]

By | 2018-04-02T11:30:39+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome Spring 2018 Cohort: Student Bios

UCR @ AWP Tampa

If you're coming out to AWP this week in lovely Tampa, FL, you'll have plenty of chances to see some of your favorite UCR writers. Here's where you can find us: All week, we'll be in booth 725. You can find us on the map here. We'll have candy. We'll have electricity. We'll have flyers and handouts and there will be [...]

By | 2018-03-05T20:11:40+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on UCR @ AWP Tampa

February Student & Alum News

Another great month for the people of the MFA...here's just a sampling of how the students and alums from this program are steadily taking over the world. (And thanks to Yennie Cheung for keeping track, as ever!) Ashley Mag Gabbert's review of  Sarah Galvin’s UGLY TIME is up at GABBY. Her poetry manuscript BLOW was also named a semifinalist in [...]

By | 2018-03-03T20:11:20+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on February Student & Alum News

January Student & Alum News

  January was a month filled with the usual awesome success of our students and alums. Here's a brief rundown of the cool things our people have going on. And thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for keeping it all recorded! Amie Charney's short story "The Red" was accepted by AS YOU WERE. Annemarie Hauser accepted a job working for [...]

By | 2018-02-10T16:26:20+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on January Student & Alum News

This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Student Success

It’s the time of year when graduate schools in creative writing begin to take new applications for their spring classes, which means it’s the time of year when people get nervous about whether or not going to graduate school in creative writing is worth it. Since our founding in 2008, we’ve operated under the guiding philosophy that if our writers aren’t publishing [...]

By | 2018-01-27T15:22:31+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Student Success

December Student & Alum News

December was very good to our students and alums. Thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for doing the detective work! Anna Hozian's web series, OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN, received a write-up in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE this month. Her drama SOMEDAY, OHIO was also named a finalist (and came in fourth overall) in ScreenCraft's Feature Script Contest. Ashley Mag Gabbert has several [...]

By | 2018-01-05T20:08:02+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on December Student & Alum News

November Student & Alum Publication Highlights

We're a little late here, because we've been away at residency making magic happen...but let's be clear: November was another amazing month for our students and alums. Thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for compiling this list of greatness: Here's just a taste: Alexandra Neumeister appeared at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA on November 5 to sign copies of the [...]

By | 2017-12-13T17:29:43+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on November Student & Alum Publication Highlights

October Student & Alum News

October was another amazing month for our students and alums! Here's a brief write-up of a few big highlights. (And thanks to Yennie Cheung for being the official archivist of the MFA!) Alexandra Neumeister's first published story, "Hidden Depths," was printed in the horror anthology CALIFORNIA SCREAMIN'. She signed at the anthology's events at Mysterious Galaxy and Warwick's in San [...]

By | 2017-11-03T00:22:53+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on October Student & Alum News