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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

Welcome Fall 2017 Cohort: Student Bios

We're proud to announce our new class of writers! Interested in joining them? Applications for Spring 2018 are due February 1st. For more information contact us at palmdesertmfa@ucr.edu   Suzanne Bailey is old enough to feel uncomfortable putting her personal information on the World Wide Web, but is okay with letting you know that she holds a B.A. in Creative [...]

By | 2017-10-02T15:47:20+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome Fall 2017 Cohort: Student Bios

August Student & Alumni News

It's been another stellar month for our students & alums! If we missed anything, please send a note to palmdesertmfa@ucr.edu.  PUBLICATIONS - Congratulations to Kaia Gallagher, who celebrated her first publication in August! "Just a Hug" ran in FLASH FICTION MAGAZINE. - Tom Mavroudis's story "Terror from the 50-Yard Line" came out in the video game horror anthology TERROR IN [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:55:51+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on August Student & Alumni News

July Student & Alumni News

Thanks to esteemed alum Yennie Cheung who tracks this for us each month! July, as ever, has been a great month for our alums and students: PUBLICATIONS - This month in our never-ending quest for WORLD DOMINATION: JoAnn Chaney's novel WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW is now available in Polish. - Jeff Meyers had a short story called "Every Body Dies" [...]

By | 2017-08-01T17:14:17+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on July Student & Alumni News

Our Spring 17 Guest Faculty

Each residency we welcome a slate of guest faculty members from all sides of the writing world -- authors, screenwriters, journalists, editors, agents, producers, and industry professionals -- to lead seminars, read our graduating students' work, and provide expert insight into what it takes to lead a life in the arts. Our Spring residency touches off on June 2...and these [...]

By | 2017-05-19T22:02:41+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Spring 17 Guest Faculty

The Continuing Legacy of the Barbara Seranella Award

Since 2015, the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside has been proud to be the home of the Barbara Seranella Award, an honor given to an incoming MFA student who best exemplifies the indomitable spirt, tenacity, and boundless generosity of the late writer Barbara Seranella. The award is [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:10+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Continuing Legacy of the Barbara Seranella Award

UCR MFA @ LATFOB

  Are you coming to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books? So are we. We'll be in booth 134 both days - April 22nd & 23rd -- on the campus of USC  And our people -- our faculty, our students, and our alums -- will be on panels and signing in booths all weekend long. Here's where you can find [...]

By | 2017-04-17T16:15:05+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on UCR MFA @ LATFOB

Welcome Spring 2017 Cohort: Student Bios

We're proud to announce our new class of writers! Interested in joining them? Applications for Fall 2017 are due August 1st. For more information contact us at palmdesertmfa@ucr.edu Sarah Brogren currently lives on the Central Coast of California. Not a California native, she was born in northern Illinois and grew up surrounded by family and enjoyed making weekly visits to the [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:10+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome Spring 2017 Cohort: Student Bios