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The Hottest Faculty: Screenwriter John Schimmel On How & Why He Teaches

John Schimmel is in the middle of an extraordinarily diverse career as a writer/producer. He's been the President of Furthur Films and Ascendant Pictures, an executive at Douglas-Reuther Productions, Belair Entertainment, and Warner Bros, penned the Tony-nominated musical Pump Boys And Dinettes, published fiction and nonfiction, serves as a consultant to Cloud Imperium Games/Chris Roberts Entertainment, and, this week, published his first [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 January 4th, 2014|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on The Hottest Faculty: Screenwriter John Schimmel On How & Why He Teaches

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

We asked some of our students, faculty and alumni to tell us what moved them the most this year in the world of books and films. Looking for a noticeable theme? You should probably read Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and it wouldn't hurt if you picked up Tiffany Hawk's Love Me Anyway. And, then, all of these books, movies, and TV shows, too: [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Alumni News, Ephemera, Faculty News, Program News, Student News|Comments Off on These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Faculty News: Welcome to Gina Frangello, Kevin Jones & Anthony McCann

We're pleased to announce the appointments of three new faculty members in prose, screenwriting and poetry, respectively -- Gina Frangello, Kevin Jones and Anthony McCann. Gina Frangello is the author of three books -- A Life In Men (to be released in 2014 from Algonquin), Slut Lullabies (a ForeWard Magazine Best Book of 2010), and My Sister's Continent (named one of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 September 24th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Welcome to Gina Frangello, Kevin Jones & Anthony McCann

The Hottest Faculty: Mary Otis On How She Teaches

Sometimes, we forget that becoming a writer is as much a choice as not becoming a writer. Here, core faculty member Mary Otis, the author of the acclaimed story collection Yes, Yes, Cherries, talks about the path she can guide you through in your time in the Hottest MFA...the Low Residency MFA at UCR Palm Desert: A writing teacher is [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 July 23rd, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency, Student News|Comments Off on The Hottest Faculty: Mary Otis On How She Teaches

This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Applying: 10 Helpful Hints & Tips

We know what you're going through. You're looking at the tab on the application that says "Statement of Purpose" and that one that says "Statement of Personal History" and you're trying to figure out what you're supposed to write. You're looking at the tab for the creative sample and you're trying to figure out if you need to turn in [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 July 21st, 2013|Categories: Ephemera, Faculty News, Program News, Residency, Student News|Comments Off on This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Applying: 10 Helpful Hints & Tips

Faculty News: Charles Evered’s “Looking” In Best Ten-Minute Plays

Our own Charles Evered has had a big year -- a Saturn Award nomination for his film A Thousand Cuts, being named the Artistic Director of the UCR Theatre department, a rave review in the NY Times -- and now he's also featured in the Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2012, for his play "Looking".

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:21-07:00 July 4th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Charles Evered’s “Looking” In Best Ten-Minute Plays

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. [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:21-07:00 June 30th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Tod Goldberg Selected For Best American Essays

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:23-07:00 June 30th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Stephen Graham Jones on Zombies…