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July Student & Alum News

Talent doesn't take time off...or at least the talented folks from our program don't! Here's what some of them were up to in July. (And thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for keeping track!) Amy Reardon's interview with Tracy Strauss was published in The Rumpus. Ashley Mag Gabbert's sonnet "Robin" was published in the Fiolet & Wing: An Anthology of [...]

By | 2019-08-22T15:11:26-07:00 August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on July Student & Alum News

June Student & Alum Success!

It was another big month for our students and alums! Here's just a taste of some of the big news from the last month...and thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for compiling it all! Amy Reardon's interview with Christian Keifer was published in THE ADROIT JOURNAL.   Ashley Mag Gabbert's interview with Jane Wong was published in UNDERBLONG—her first for [...]

By | 2019-07-06T15:49:54-07:00 July 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on June Student & Alum Success!

Spring Student & Alum Success

It's been a super busy spring for our students alums. Here's just a taste of what they were doing in this spring. Thanks, as ever, to the official archivist Yennie Cheung! March Amie Heasley Charney announced that she will perform her essay "Laundry Day Blues" as part of the show LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER on May 11. The event takes [...]

By | 2019-06-06T21:50:21-07:00 June 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring Student & Alum Success

Our Spring Residency Schedule

  Our Spring residency kicks off June 7th at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage. If you are applying for the program for the 19/20 academic year and would like to visit for the day, please contact Agam Patel at agam.patel@ucr.edu or 760-834-0926 to set up your visit.    Spring Residency Schedule June 7-16th F: Fiction NF: Nonfiction [...]

By | 2019-06-07T08:53:04-07:00 May 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Spring Residency Schedule

Our Spring 19 Guest Faculty

Our Spring residency kicks off on June 7th at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage...and folks, it's going to be incredible! We've lined up some of the most talented writers, producers, agents, editors, publishers, educators, and actors to serve as our guest faculty for the week. If you're a prospective applicant and are interested in sitting for the [...]

By | 2019-05-23T17:59:05-07:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Spring 19 Guest Faculty

Welcome Spring 2019 Cohort: Student Bios

Ioannis Argiris is a first generation Greek American who lives in Oakland, CA. Throughout his career, he’s tinkered with storytelling as a producer in advertising, creating stories on film, on print, and online for some of the most well known brands in the world. One of his most notable moments was creating content for both the Nasdaq and Reuters [...]

By | 2019-03-21T16:44:03-07:00 March 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome Spring 2019 Cohort: Student Bios

February Student & Alum News

Every month is a pretty good month for the students and alums of the MFA program. February has a little bit of everything! Thanks to Yennie Cheung for compiling the news...and if you have something to report, let us know! Email palmdesertmfa@ucr.edu. Amie Heasley Charney read from her novel manuscript DRAWN TO LOVE at the San Antonio Writers Guild Awards [...]

By | 2019-03-12T22:24:23-07:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on February Student & Alum News

2018: Year End Review

Our students and alums publish and produce and sell their projects...a lot. Like, constantly. It's hard to keep up with all of the success stories in the program, which is why we publish a list every month, but here's a huge round-up of some of the most notable new developments in 2018. Thanks, as ever, to Yennie Cheung for compiling [...]

By | 2019-01-15T21:20:11-07:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018: Year End Review

December Student & Alum Success

2018 was another amazing year for ye olde MFA program. Here's a roundup of what happened in December, culled as ever by our friend Yennie Cheung: Art Hanlon's essay "The Brilliant Present" has been included in the special mentions section of the 2019 Pushcart Prize anthology. The essay was originally published in NARRATIVE. Ashley Mag Gabbert's poem “Orangutan” was nominated [...]

By | 2019-01-15T21:13:39-07:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on December Student & Alum Success

Our Fall 18 Guest Faculty

Every residency we bring out some of the finest writers and industry professionals in the business. This residency, our 10th anniversary, we're doing things a little differently: All of the writers are alums. And the truth is? We could do this every residency, no problem. That's why we've been in the game for a decade: our students go out into [...]

By | 2018-11-28T21:27:32-07:00 November 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Fall 18 Guest Faculty