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Faculty Spotlight: Charles Evered

We're taking a look at the faculty of UCR's Low Residency MFA every day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline...and today it's playwright and screenwriter professor Charles Evered. Here, in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Charles talks about the state of violence in modern American cinema: Which scene is harder to write? A bullet-through-an-eyeball scene or [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:31+00:00 January 29th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Charles Evered

Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Graham Jones

We're taking a look at the faculty of the UCR Low Residency MFA each day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline, and today it's fiction professor Stephen Graham Jones. Here, in an interview with Mourning Goats, Stephen talks a bit about his writing process:  One of my favorite quotes of yours is, “write yourself into a corner, and give it [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27+00:00 January 29th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Graham Jones

Faculty Spotlight: Mary Otis

Each day through February 1st -- our upcoming application deadline -- we'll be spotlighting our faculty...today, it's fiction professor Mary Otis. Here, a sentence from her story "Where We Missed Was Everywhere" is animated by Electric Literature:   And here's an interview with Mary where she talks about her writing process: I witness a remarkable number of strange, comic, beautiful, [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:31+00:00 January 28th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Mary Otis

Faculty Spotlight: Tod Goldberg

Each day through February 1st -- our upcoming application deadline -- we'll be taking a look at the members of our the program's faculty...including program director and fiction professor Tod Goldberg. In this interview, Tod talks about his thoughts on low residency MFA programs with Caleb Ross in advance of the annual AWP conference: Caleb J Ross: You said something [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27+00:00 January 28th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Tod Goldberg

Faculty Spotlight: Mary Yukari Waters

Each day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline, we’re taking a look at the faculty of UCR Low Residency MFA...today, it's fiction professor Mary Yukari Waters. If you've not read Mary's work, her O. Henry Prize winning short story "Egg Face" is a great place to start. Keiko Nakajima was thirty years old, and she had never been on [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27+00:00 January 26th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Mary Yukari Waters

Faculty Spotlight: Mark Haskell Smith

Each day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline, we're taking a look at the faculty of UCR Low Residency MFA...today, it's fiction professor Mark Haskell Smith. Here, however, Mark does a bit of investigative journalism of the Chili Pepper variety as he searches for a rather important bridge: What bridge is Kiedis singing about? In a 1992 Rolling Stone interview with [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:52+00:00 January 26th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Mark Haskell Smith

Faculty Spotlight: Rob Roberge

Each day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline, we're looking at the members of our faculty...and today it's fiction professor Rob Roberge. Here, in a short story from his book Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life, you'll see the particularly skewed world that Rob's fiction frequents: At this moment, Tommy Cronin, whose mental capacity has been [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:52+00:00 January 25th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Rob Roberge

Faculty Spotlight: Jill Alexander Essbaum

We're taking a look at two members of our faculty each day through our upcoming application deadline -- February 1st -- and today, it's poetry professor Jill Alexander Essbaum. First, a revealing interview...where Jill answers questions posed in teen magazines: Secret Talent: I can recite the entire (all three) Jive scenes from Airplane!, not just the Barbara Billingsly bit that everyone knows. [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27+00:00 January 25th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Jill Alexander Essbaum

Faculty Spotlight: William Rabkin

Each day as we head toward our February 1st deadline for spring admission we'll be taking a look at a member of our faculty...today, it's screenwriting professor William Rabkin. Here, in an interview with Script, he talks about writing television pilots:

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:52+00:00 January 24th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: William Rabkin