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Introducing Our First Writers-in-Residence

Founded in 2008, the Low Residency MFA @ UC Riverside has distinguished itself by combining the craft of writing with the reality of sustaining a life in the arts -- the goal of our students is to not merely learn how to write; it is to learn how to sell what they write, to earn a living from their art. [...]

By | 2019-10-07T19:36:47-07:00 October 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introducing Our First Writers-in-Residence

Welcome Fall 2019 Cohort: Student Bios

Lynn Grant Beck was born in Montclair, New Jersey. Her latest project, a sci-fi TV series, Fuzion, is currently out to market. Her last project, Hashers, is a TV series she was hired to create by Google VP, Jim Kolotouros. Her TV movie thriller, My Mom is a Bank Robber, aired on Lifetime in 2016 and her TV movie [...]

By | 2019-10-04T16:35:41-07:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome Fall 2019 Cohort: Student Bios

July Student & Alum News

Talent doesn't take time off...or at least the talented folks from our program don't! Here's what some of them were up to in July. (And thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for keeping track!) Amy Reardon's interview with Tracy Strauss was published in The Rumpus. Ashley Mag Gabbert's sonnet "Robin" was published in the Fiolet & Wing: An Anthology of [...]

By | 2019-08-22T15:11:26-07:00 August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on July Student & Alum News

June Student & Alum Success!

It was another big month for our students and alums! Here's just a taste of some of the big news from the last month...and thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for compiling it all! Amy Reardon's interview with Christian Keifer was published in THE ADROIT JOURNAL.   Ashley Mag Gabbert's interview with Jane Wong was published in UNDERBLONG—her first for [...]

By | 2019-07-06T15:49:54-07:00 July 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on June Student & Alum Success!

Spring Student & Alum Success

It's been a super busy spring for our students alums. Here's just a taste of what they were doing in this spring. Thanks, as ever, to the official archivist Yennie Cheung! March Amie Heasley Charney announced that she will perform her essay "Laundry Day Blues" as part of the show LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER on May 11. The event takes [...]

By | 2019-06-06T21:50:21-07:00 June 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring Student & Alum Success

Our Spring Residency Schedule

  Our Spring residency kicks off June 7th at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage. If you are applying for the program for the 19/20 academic year and would like to visit for the day, please contact Agam Patel at agam.patel@ucr.edu or 760-834-0926 to set up your visit.    Spring Residency Schedule June 7-16th F: Fiction NF: Nonfiction [...]

By | 2019-06-07T08:53:04-07:00 May 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Spring Residency Schedule

Our Spring 19 Guest Faculty

Our Spring residency kicks off on June 7th at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage...and folks, it's going to be incredible! We've lined up some of the most talented writers, producers, agents, editors, publishers, educators, and actors to serve as our guest faculty for the week. If you're a prospective applicant and are interested in sitting for the [...]

By | 2019-05-23T17:59:05-07:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Spring 19 Guest Faculty

Welcome Spring 2019 Cohort: Student Bios

Ioannis Argiris is a first generation Greek American who lives in Oakland, CA. Throughout his career, he’s tinkered with storytelling as a producer in advertising, creating stories on film, on print, and online for some of the most well known brands in the world. One of his most notable moments was creating content for both the Nasdaq and Reuters [...]

By | 2019-03-21T16:44:03-07:00 March 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome Spring 2019 Cohort: Student Bios

February Student & Alum News

Every month is a pretty good month for the students and alums of the MFA program. February has a little bit of everything! Thanks to Yennie Cheung for compiling the news...and if you have something to report, let us know! Email palmdesertmfa@ucr.edu. Amie Heasley Charney read from her novel manuscript DRAWN TO LOVE at the San Antonio Writers Guild Awards [...]

By | 2019-03-12T22:24:23-07:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on February Student & Alum News

2018: Year End Review

Our students and alums publish and produce and sell their projects...a lot. Like, constantly. It's hard to keep up with all of the success stories in the program, which is why we publish a list every month, but here's a huge round-up of some of the most notable new developments in 2018. Thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for compiling [...]

By | 2019-01-15T21:20:11-07:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018: Year End Review