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Dirty Laundry Lit: Love Sucks

Written By: Annette Scanlon This year was the first Valentine's Day in at least six (possibly nine) years that I was single for. I'm a committed kind of gal. Going into LA on the weekends is my new thing. When you're single, in your twenties, and know that you would otherwise be sitting at home watching episodes of Charmed and cuddling with [...]

Alumni News: Rick Marlatt Wins Open Poetry Chapbook Prize…And Also Comes in Second…

Rick Marlatt, who's first collection of poetry How We Fall Apart won the 2010 Seven Circle Press contest, has just published his second book of poetry, Desired Altitudes. Oddly, he had to beat out an excellent poet named Rick Marlatt for the prize: "Our blinded judges narrowed to five entries in the semifinals stage before naming Carla Thompson and Rick [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:26+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Categories: Alumni News|Comments Off on Alumni News: Rick Marlatt Wins Open Poetry Chapbook Prize…And Also Comes in Second…

Student News: Publications, Productions, Awards & Other Good Stuff

Jay Deratany was a semi-finalist for the Los Angeles Screenplay Competition. Xach Fromson was featured at the most recent edition of Dirty Laundry Lit...this time the aptly named Valentine's edition Love Sucks. Karen Howes was one of six winners of National Women's Playwright Festival and will have a new play produced in April in Colorado Springs. Maggie Downs won the [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:30+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Categories: Student News|Comments Off on Student News: Publications, Productions, Awards & Other Good Stuff

Two New Books From Alums…and One Coming Soon

                          February was a good month to be an alum of UCR Palm Desert, at least if you happen to like books, reading, wild success, all of that sort of thing. Amy Yergen's debut collection At Times I Almost Dream was released on February 10th followed later this [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:26+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Categories: Alumni News, Student News|Comments Off on Two New Books From Alums…and One Coming Soon

Blast from the Past

The New Novel-In-Stories: What “Goon Squad” Taught Me About Linked Collections Written By: Cynthia Romanowski (originally published August 14, 2011 If you (like me) are an aspiring author unfortunate enough to write mostly short fiction then you’re probably aware of two things: 1) That publishers aren’t exactly jazzed about the idea of publishing short fiction collections from unknown authors and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:26+00:00 February 24th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blast from the Past

We’d like to thank the Academy

So long Super Bowl, hello glitz, gowns and little gold men! While Hollywood is busy getting gilt to the hilt this weekend, our screenwriting professors have been busy making their Oscar-winning predictions. So grab some snacks, settle into the couch and play along with them as you watch the 85th Academy Awards this Sunday evening. John Schimmel • Producer, writer, professor  [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27+00:00 February 23rd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on We’d like to thank the Academy

Start the Weekend…Write!

Written By: Kari Hawkey Suffer from writer’s block?  That’s no excuse. Here’s my advice:  sometimes all it takes is a few words on the page to get you started.  Every weekend, I will post writing prompts to help you get those creative juices flowing.  If you need more than just a kick in the pants to get going, take out [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Start the Weekend…Write!

Blast from the Past

Q&A with Rick Bursky Written By: Lori Davis (originally published September 17, 2011) After reading and falling in love with the poem “The Woman Not Wearing A Hat,” by Rick Bursky in the American Poetry Review (2004), I tracked him down and invited him to read in the poetry series I was hosting at the time.  That night after his reading, he [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blast from the Past

Behind the Story

Written By: Ashley Reynolds Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Taylor Brown.  His story, “The Tattooist’s Daughter,” was chosen for the Fall 2012 Issue of The Coachella Review. The story is about a young woman who literally wears her heart on her sleeve, but still struggles to connect with her mother. Taylor Brown's short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the Story

Django Unchained — Review

Written By: Jenn-Anne Gledhill On Valentine’s Day, I saw the greatest love story on screen I’ve seen all year, and quite possibly, all decade: Quentin Tarantino’s “Django, Unchained.” This Valentine Massacre included all the schmaltzy greeting card symbols necessary for a proper February 14th:  exaggerated amounts of the color red (in the form of blood covering the walls like some [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27+00:00 February 21st, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Django Unchained — Review