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September Student & Alum Success!

  Have you heard the news? Our alums and students are taking over the world. We know, we know, we say that every month...but did you check out September yet? The news is below. And, as ever, thank you to Yennie Cheung for her hard work compiling the news! Amie Charney taught a live webinar at Savvy Writers Con called [...]

By | 2018-10-08T22:07:06+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on September Student & Alum Success!

Welcome Fall 2018 Cohort: Student Bios

Sofia Arellano is an advocate, writer, actress, and budding historian.  Her master work lies in her upcoming novel Wild For To Hold, which centers around a first person narrative of Queen Anne Boleyn and her experiences with the intrigues, scandals, and politics of the court of Henry VIII. Her research has taken her to England to speak to Curators, view [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:05:20+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome Fall 2018 Cohort: Student Bios

Summer News!

  We've been on vacation...but we're back with a bunch of student publications, productions and great news... Thanks to Yennie Cheung for tracking all of this great success. August Amie Charney will be giving her graduate lecture "Not Your Grandmothers Bodice Ripper (Escalating Romantic Tension)" as a live webinar at Savvy Writers Con on September 14.   Ashley Mag Gabbert's [...]

By | 2018-09-12T20:51:38+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer News!

May Student & Alumni News

As we head into the summer, the pace of publications and productions from our students and alums moves forward unimpeded by the Earth's proximity to the sun...but then again, this is the Hottest MFA... Thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for archiving all of this great news. If you have something to report, email us at palmdesertmfa@ucr.edu Ashley Mag Gabbert's [...]

By | 2018-06-12T20:25:36+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on May Student & Alumni News

Our Spring Residency Guest Faculty

  We're a little biased over here...but...we think we get the most talented, interesting, and invested guest faculty members every residency. This spring? Oh, we really scored. We have everyone from the winner of the National Book Award to an up-and-coming journalist to the poet laureate of Sacramento to someone who wrote jokes for Johnny Carson...and then all points in [...]

By | 2018-05-14T02:08:20+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Spring Residency Guest Faculty

April Student & Alum Success!

April showers bring...well, lots of publications and productions, looks like, as our students and alums have once again filled a years worth of accomplishments in just 31 days. If you have news you want to share, please pass it along to palmdesertmfa@ucr.edu. And thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for cobbling together this exhaustive listing!   Annie Connole's essay "This [...]

By | 2018-05-08T18:46:09+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on April Student & Alum Success!

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