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Don’t You Wish Your Guest Faculty Was Hot Like Ours

To celebrate the five year anniversary of the Hottest MFA, we've collected a fantastic slate of guest faculty members, including six of our own esteemed graduates, to lead workshops and seminars during our upcoming December residency, held from December 6-15th at the Rancho Las Palmas resort in Rancho Mirage: Trevor Albert has been producing films for over 20 years. He started [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 November 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t You Wish Your Guest Faculty Was Hot Like Ours

Faculty News: Welcome to Gina Frangello, Kevin Jones & Anthony McCann

We're pleased to announce the appointments of three new faculty members in prose, screenwriting and poetry, respectively -- Gina Frangello, Kevin Jones and Anthony McCann. Gina Frangello is the author of three books -- A Life In Men (to be released in 2014 from Algonquin), Slut Lullabies (a ForeWard Magazine Best Book of 2010), and My Sister's Continent (named one of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 September 24th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Welcome to Gina Frangello, Kevin Jones & Anthony McCann

Welcome Fall 2013 Cohort: Student Bios

Colby Buzzell Colby Buzzell served as an Army infantryman in Iraq from 2003 to 2004. Assigned to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Buzzell blogged from the front lines of Iraq as a replacement for his habitual journaling back in the states. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a B.A. in History.     Lincoln Castellanos Lincoln is a [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 September 19th, 2013|Categories: Program News, Student News|Comments Off on Welcome Fall 2013 Cohort: Student Bios

The Hottest Faculty: Mary Otis On How She Teaches

Sometimes, we forget that becoming a writer is as much a choice as not becoming a writer. Here, core faculty member Mary Otis, the author of the acclaimed story collection Yes, Yes, Cherries, talks about the path she can guide you through in your time in the Hottest MFA...the Low Residency MFA at UCR Palm Desert: A writing teacher is [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 July 23rd, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency, Student News|Comments Off on The Hottest Faculty: Mary Otis On How She Teaches

Alumni News: Max Gee Takes Over The World

Max Gee (Screenwriting) has been a very busy writer. She was a quarterfinalist for the 2013 BlueCat Screenplay competition for her script The Beaumonts. She had a short story entitled "The Crash" published in One & Other magazine, a York based cultural magazine and One & Other also recently interviewed her about her screenwriting and anime: She's also currently abridging and adapting [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 July 21st, 2013|Categories: Alumni News|Comments Off on Alumni News: Max Gee Takes Over The World

Student News: Jenn-Anne Gledhill’s New Column

Jenn-Anne Gledhill (Screenwriting) has a new regular column on Chicago Now all about, well, the title probably tells it all: Old Single Mom. After the relationship was over, but long before it was finished, a low, calm, voice would occasionally whisper to me: “What if your authentic life is not in this relationship?” It would happen anywhere, and without warning: [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 July 21st, 2013|Categories: Student News|Comments Off on Student News: Jenn-Anne Gledhill’s New Column

This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Applying: 10 Helpful Hints & Tips

We know what you're going through. You're looking at the tab on the application that says "Statement of Purpose" and that one that says "Statement of Personal History" and you're trying to figure out what you're supposed to write. You're looking at the tab for the creative sample and you're trying to figure out if you need to turn in [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 July 21st, 2013|Categories: Ephemera, Faculty News, Program News, Residency, Student News|Comments Off on This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Applying: 10 Helpful Hints & Tips

The Hottest Students: Ross Helford On Why He Chose UCR

This time of year, we frequently are asked by applicants whether or not they'll fit into the program. It's a good question, of course. We all want to fit in somewhere. But what they're really asking is: Is there anyone there like me? The answer is: Probably. Our students are men and women. They come from all over the country [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:21-07:00 July 19th, 2013|Categories: Program News, Student News|Comments Off on The Hottest Students: Ross Helford On Why He Chose UCR

The Hottest Alumni: Rick Marlatt On Why He Chose UCR Palm Desert’s Low Residency MFA

Choosing a graduate school is never an easy task...not when there are literally hundreds from which to choose. When Rick Marlatt was admitted into the Low Residency MFA at UCR, it didn't exist yet. It was the summer of 2008 and the Low Residency program had just been launched. We had no students. We had no alumni. We had six professors [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:21-07:00 July 17th, 2013|Categories: Alumni News, Program News, Student News|Comments Off on The Hottest Alumni: Rick Marlatt On Why He Chose UCR Palm Desert’s Low Residency MFA

Deadline For Fall Admission Is August 1st

The deadline to start with our next cohort is coming up fast! Applications are due August 1st for students who wish to be part of our 2013 fall class, so if you've been waiting...the waiting time is just about up. Online instruction begins October 1st and is followed by residency December 6-15th at the beautiful Rancho Las Palmas Resort & [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:21-07:00 July 5th, 2013|Categories: Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Deadline For Fall Admission Is August 1st