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Alumni News: Mark Takano Wins Congressional Seat

Congrats to our esteemed alum Mark Takano for winning the congressional seat in California's 41st district...the program's very first elected official. And, Mark has also made a little bit of national history, too: Riverside, California educator and GSA adviser Mark Takano has won his race against Republican opponent John Tavaglione for the newly-created 41st Congressional District, according to ABC7 Eyewitness News. The [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:29-07:00 November 12th, 2012|Categories: Alumni News|Comments Off on Alumni News: Mark Takano Wins Congressional Seat

MFA Info Sessions Planned For Oct.10th & 20th

If you're interested in learning more information about UCR's Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts, we'll be holding two info sessions in Palm Desert in October. The first takes place on Wednesday, October 10th at 6pm, on the campus of UCR Palm Desert. You'll be able to meet faculty, students and administrators from the [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:32:10-07:00 October 4th, 2012|Categories: Events|Comments Off on MFA Info Sessions Planned For Oct.10th & 20th

Faculty News: Matthew Zapruder in The Paris American

Matthew Zapruder has new work in the latest issue of The Paris American...and, as usual, he's blowing minds. Here's a bit from "Your Eyes Are The Color Of A Light Bulb Floating In The Potomac River": Just when it is time to say goodbye I think I am finally understanding the light bulb but not milk or NAFTA or for that matter paper money [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:32:10-07:00 October 4th, 2012|Categories: Faculty News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Matthew Zapruder in The Paris American

MFA at the WeHo Book Fair

If you're looking for the UCR Low Residency MFA program, you'll have plenty of chances this Sunday, September 30th at the 11th annual West Hollywood Book Fair. You can find our program's booth -- E3 -- just adjacent to the Fiction Stage, where you can meet some of the faculty and students, and get a free pen that will likely [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:32:10-07:00 September 28th, 2012|Categories: Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on MFA at the WeHo Book Fair

Faculty News: David Ulin & Elizabeth Crane at the Brooklyn Book Festival

If you're in the greater New York area and aren't afraid of throngs of hipsters all in one central portion of Brooklyn, then you should hustle out this weekend to see our own David Ulin and Elizabeth Crane at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Here's where you can catch them: Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom (209 Joralemon Street) 1:00 P.M. The Other [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:32:10-07:00 September 19th, 2012|Categories: Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Faculty News: David Ulin & Elizabeth Crane at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Faculty News: Deanne Stillman on Bibliocracy

Tonight (and then in the internet archive until the end of time...) Deanne Stillman will be talking about her excellent new book Desert Reckoning on KPFK's Bibliocracy Radio:  Tonight at 8 PM on Bibliocracy:  DEANNE STILLMAN has made a name for herself as an exemplary nonfiction writer, a kind of crime beat reporter meets existential investigator of the dark side of society, [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:32:10-07:00 September 19th, 2012|Categories: Faculty News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Deanne Stillman on Bibliocracy

Faculty News: Emily Rapp’s The Still Point of the Turning World Garners Advance Praise

Nonfiction professor Emily Rapp's second memoir, The Still Point of the Turning World, won't be released until March, but is already gaining some pretty solid endorsements: “The Still Point of the Turning World is about the smallest things and the biggest things, the ugliest things and the most beautiful things, the darkest things and the brightest things, but most of all it’s [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:29-07:00 September 6th, 2012|Categories: Faculty News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Emily Rapp’s The Still Point of the Turning World Garners Advance Praise

Student News: Screenwriting student George Morgan Sells…A Non-Fiction Book!

Congratulations to screenwriting student George Morgan who has just sold a nonfiction project to Prometheus Books entitled Rocket Girl: The True Story of America's First Female Rocket Scientist about his mother, Mary Sherman Morgan, who is credited with inventing the liquid fuel Hydyne and helping to launch the US into space. George also wrote a play of the same name, which debuted in [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:29-07:00 September 3rd, 2012|Categories: Student News|Comments Off on Student News: Screenwriting student George Morgan Sells…A Non-Fiction Book!

Faculty News: David Ulin On The Role Of Critics

David Ulin has a great piece in the Los Angeles Times, where he's the Book Critic, on the role of critics, both literally and emotionally: A week or two ago, I was asked if the fact that I now write books had made me a kinder critic, which is a notion I reject. Yes, the act of writing books has [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:32:10-07:00 August 31st, 2012|Categories: Faculty News|Comments Off on Faculty News: David Ulin On The Role Of Critics