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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 [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:17-07:00 May 13th, 2014|Categories: Residency|Comments Off on Spring Guest Residency Faculty

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

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

Deadline For Fall Admission Is August 1st

The deadline to start with our next cohort is coming up fast! Applications are due August 1st for students who wish to be part of our 2013 fall class, so if you've been waiting...the waiting time is just about up. Online instruction begins October 1st and is followed by residency December 6-15th at the beautiful Rancho Las Palmas Resort & [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:21-07:00 July 5th, 2013|Categories: Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Deadline For Fall Admission Is August 1st

Spring Residency Guests Announced

Our spring residency is just a few weeks away -- June 7-16th -- and if you're interested in attending a day prior to applying, we'd be happy to have you. Please contact Agam Patel at 760-834-0926 or agam.patel@ucr.edu to arrange your visit. We're excited to announce that our visiting residency faculty (in addition to our  award-winning core faculty) this spring [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:25-07:00 May 13th, 2013|Categories: Events, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Spring Residency Guests Announced

Faculty Spotlight: John Schimmel

Each day through February 1st, the close of our application deadline, we're taking a look at our esteemed faculty. Today, it's screenwriting professor John Schimmel. And since we spend a lot of time in this program talking about writing across genres, here's an excellent essay from John on his relationship with his father: Flashbacks stalk me into my parents’ bedroom [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27-07:00 February 1st, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: John Schimmel

Faculty Spotlight: Charles Evered

We're taking a look at the faculty of UCR's Low Residency MFA every day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline...and today it's playwright and screenwriter professor Charles Evered. Here, in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Charles talks about the state of violence in modern American cinema: Which scene is harder to write? A bullet-through-an-eyeball scene or [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:31-07:00 January 29th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Charles Evered

Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Graham Jones

We're taking a look at the faculty of the UCR Low Residency MFA each day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline, and today it's fiction professor Stephen Graham Jones. Here, in an interview with Mourning Goats, Stephen talks a bit about his writing process:  One of my favorite quotes of yours is, “write yourself into a corner, and give it [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27-07:00 January 29th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Graham Jones

Faculty Spotlight: Mary Otis

Each day through February 1st -- our upcoming application deadline -- we'll be spotlighting our faculty...today, it's fiction professor Mary Otis. Here, a sentence from her story "Where We Missed Was Everywhere" is animated by Electric Literature:   And here's an interview with Mary where she talks about her writing process: I witness a remarkable number of strange, comic, beautiful, [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:31-07:00 January 28th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Mary Otis