Monthly Archives: May 2014

Student News: Colby Buzzell In The New York Times

Fiction student Colby Buzzell has an amazing essay, "Thank You For Being Expendable," in today's New York Times.  YEARS after I first returned from Iraq and started having thoughts and visions of killing myself, I’d call the Department of Veterans Affairs. They always put me on hold. First, an automated message would greet me to let me know there was an unusually [...]

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Faculty News: Charles Evered’s New Play To Premier in London

Congratulations to playwriting professor Charles Evered, whose latest play, "Knock Knock," launches next week in London. Here's a recent article from UCR Today all about the play and the man... RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Imagine that a comment on social media critical of the president elicits a visit from the Secret Service. Imagine that aggressive questioning escalates into tragedy. University of [...]

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Alumni News: New Fiction From Michael Morshed

Michael Morshed has a typically dark, weird tale in the latest issue of of Bartleby Snopes.  Here's a taste: All night I sat in the kitchen, eyeing the chemicals under the sink. Marty always asks me how I could have so many cleaning supplies and such a dirty apartment. I like to ask him why he cheats on me and why [...]

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Student News: Eileen Shields In The Latest Fiction Attic

Fiction student Eileen Shields has a new creative nonfiction piece -- see, this is why we're multi-disciplinary here -- in the latest issue of Fiction Attic. Here's a snippet of "The Barbershop Quartet": The barbershop quartet had been my idea. My mother-in-law lives in an elder care home located on a quiet, tree-lined street in a Northern California suburb. Her [...]

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Alumni News: Heather Partington Reviews The World

...or at least quite a few books. This week, she reviews two new books in the Rumpus, Fridays at Enrico's by Don Carpenter and Inside Madeline by Paula Bomer.  Don’t write about writing. That gets said a lot. But like any absolute about what not to do, it’s only true until someone does it well. Such is the case with Don Carpenter’s Fridays at [...]

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Alumni News: Gallagher Lawson Inks Deal For First Novel

  Congratulations to Gallagher Lawson, a fall 2013 graduate, who has sold his first novel, The Papermade Man.  Here's what they had to say in Publishers Marketplace: UCR-Palm Desert MFA Gallagher Lawson's THE PAPERMADE MAN, an allegorical tale of a naive young man made of papier-mache who struggles to survive in an oceanside city on the verge of revolution, to Olivia Taylor-Smith [...]

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Spring Guest Residency Faculty

We're pleased to announce the great writers, agents, editors, and industry professionals who'll be joining us this June for our Spring Residency: Kate Anger’s work has appeared at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, the Stella Adler Theatre, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Her most recent play, Sumi’s House, kicked off the season at the season at UCR with a successful 12 [...]

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Alumni News: Debbie Graber in Harper’s

Congratulations to Debbie Graber, who has a hysterical new story, "New Directions,"" in the latest Harper's: Employees: There is a matter of some importance that the executives would like to share with you. As leaders of a company that was voted one of the 500 most transparent companies in the San Fernando Valley (Westways Magazine, September 2009), we pride ourselves on [...]

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