Program director Tod Goldberg's essay "When They Let Them Bleed" from Hobart 13 was selected for inclusion in Best American Essays 2013, due out in October: An essay by Tod Goldberg, administrative director of the Low Residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert, has been selected for inclusion in “The Best American Essays” series. [...]
Alum Tiffany Hawk (Fiction, 2010) in Writer's Digest on her path to publication: After getting some distance, I realized that the book was far from ready. I was serious about becoming a writer, though, so I went back to grad school for an MFA where I learned just how weak that draft really was. After saving maybe three pages of [...]
Not every MFA program has its very own zombie expert...but UCR's Low Residency MFA does. Stephen Graham Jones in the latest US News & World Report on the how World War Z stacks up within the canon of zombie films: When not chasing humans, the zombies of "World War Z" slow down a bit, turning into shuffling, barely-moving, upright corpses [...]
A great interview with Rob Roberge from the Los Angeles Review of Books on his latest book, The Cost of Living:
Congratulations to Chad Parsons (2014, Screenwriting) whose screenplay "Ohio Finch" has collected a slew of awards recently, including: *First Prize, Drama, from Story Pros. *A finalist for the Beverly Hills International Film Festival Screenwriting Prize. *Second Prize in the Indie Gathering International Film Festival competition. *Finalist for the Hoboken International Film Festival.
Congratulations to Jim Jennwein (Fiction 2013), who was just named Chair of the Screenwriting Department at the New York Film Academy!
Fiction student Heather Partington has a new essay in the current issue of Under The Gum Tree. Here, Heather talks about her writing process: Q: When and why did you start writing? A: I can’t remember not writing, so I can’t say there’s a specific time I started. I’ve always loved to write essays, which is weird, I realize now. I had way [...]
There's a great new interview with our own Mary Otis in the latest issue of the Los Angeles Review of Books:
A great new essay from Maggie Downs in the Los Angeles Times: Just four months into marriage, my husband and I were having trouble connecting. Like, actually connecting. The Internet in South Africa was terrible. "I can hear you. Can you hear me?" I shouted from my end, the common room of a Cape Town hostel. [...]
An excellent new essay from Cate Dicharry (Fiction 2012) in the latest issue of RoleReboot: I am thoroughbred for Motherlove. My father and mother are each one of eight children, in the case of my maternal grandmother, eight children amid 12 pregnancies. In the case of her sister, my maternal great aunt, one biological child followed by seven miscarriages, several [...]