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Student News: Cherisse Nadal Wins A Flores Prize

Congratulations to Cherisse Nadal, a second year fiction student, who was named a 2013 Manuel G. Flores Prize VONA/Voices Fellow! Cherisse was born and raised in the pocket of Southern California known as the San Gabriel Valley. She earned her baccalaureate degrees in English and music from the University of California at Riverside and her master's degree in Rhetoric and [...]

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Alumni News: Natalia Cortes Chaffin Takes Home A Nevada Arts Council Fellowship

Congratulations to Natalia Cortes-Chaffin (Fiction 2012), winner of a 2014 Nevada Arts Council Fellowship, the premier award given to writers living in Nevada. And here's a bit from Natalia's excellent story "Losing One's Head": Her mother says “niña” like she’s singing an opera. Notes burst through the Garcia family’s two-bedroom bungalow to serenade all of Havana. Camilia glances at the clock. It’s a [...]

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Faculty News: Deanne Stillman Wins Spur Award

Congratulations to our very own Deanne Stillman, winner of the Spur Award for her excellent book Desert Reckoning: Author Deanne Stillman, a member of the core faculty at the UC Riverside-Palm Desert Low Residency M.F.A. Creative Writing Program, has won the 2013 Spur Award for best Western contemporary nonfiction for her book “Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit [...]

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Start the Weekend…Write!

Written By: Kari Hawkey Here comes some great ideas… on your mark, get set, go! ___________________________ POETRY PROMPT by Kari Hawkey Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you are a child again. Try to remember the perspective you had on the world, the concept of time, and your naïve superstitions or spirituality.  List as many memories or ideas [...]

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Blast from the Past

Poetry: A Religion? Written By: Lori - Originally Posted OCT• 17•11 For the past four years, I’ve taught sophomore English at a Jesuit college prep high school.  An odd destination for me, since I’ve been firmly planted on the religious sidelines for most of my life.  I was hired and about to sign my contract; I knew I still had a [...]

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