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Faculty News: Tod Goldberg Selected For Best American Essays

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. [...]

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Alumni News: Tiffany Hawk on How She Sold Her Book Love Me Anyway

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 [...]

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Faculty News: Stephen Graham Jones on Zombies…

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 [...]

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Student News: Chad Parsons Gathers A Handful of Awards

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.    

By | 2014-04-02T20:30:55-07:00 June 26th, 2013|Categories: Program News, Student News|Comments Off on Student News: Chad Parsons Gathers A Handful of Awards

Student News: New Work From Heather Partington In Under The Gum Tree

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 [...]

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Student News: Maggie Downs in the Los Angeles Times

        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. [...]

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Alumni News: Cate Dicharry In RoleReboot

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 [...]

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