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Faculty Spotlight: Tod Goldberg

Each day through February 1st -- our upcoming application deadline -- we'll be taking a look at the members of our the program's faculty...including program director and fiction professor Tod Goldberg. In this interview, Tod talks about his thoughts on low residency MFA programs with Caleb Ross in advance of the annual AWP conference: Caleb J Ross: You said something [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27-07:00 January 28th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Tod Goldberg

Faculty Spotlight: Mary Yukari Waters

Each day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline, we’re taking a look at the faculty of UCR Low Residency MFA...today, it's fiction professor Mary Yukari Waters. If you've not read Mary's work, her O. Henry Prize winning short story "Egg Face" is a great place to start. Keiko Nakajima was thirty years old, and she had never been on [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27-07:00 January 26th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Mary Yukari Waters

Faculty Spotlight: Mark Haskell Smith

Each day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline, we're taking a look at the faculty of UCR Low Residency MFA...today, it's fiction professor Mark Haskell Smith. Here, however, Mark does a bit of investigative journalism of the Chili Pepper variety as he searches for a rather important bridge: What bridge is Kiedis singing about? In a 1992 Rolling Stone interview with [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:52-07:00 January 26th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Mark Haskell Smith

Faculty Spotlight: Rob Roberge

Each day through February 1st, our upcoming application deadline, we're looking at the members of our faculty...and today it's fiction professor Rob Roberge. Here, in a short story from his book Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life, you'll see the particularly skewed world that Rob's fiction frequents: At this moment, Tommy Cronin, whose mental capacity has been [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:52-07:00 January 25th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Rob Roberge

Faculty Spotlight: Jill Alexander Essbaum

We're taking a look at two members of our faculty each day through our upcoming application deadline -- February 1st -- and today, it's poetry professor Jill Alexander Essbaum. First, a revealing interview...where Jill answers questions posed in teen magazines: Secret Talent: I can recite the entire (all three) Jive scenes from Airplane!, not just the Barbara Billingsly bit that everyone knows. [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27-07:00 January 25th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Jill Alexander Essbaum

Faculty Spotlight: William Rabkin

Each day as we head toward our February 1st deadline for spring admission we'll be taking a look at a member of our faculty...today, it's screenwriting professor William Rabkin. Here, in an interview with Script, he talks about writing television pilots:

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:52-07:00 January 24th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: William Rabkin

Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Zapruder

Each day through February 1st, our spring deadline for admission, we’ll be taking a look at the faculty members of UCR Palm Desert — you’ll see them talking, you’ll read their work, you may even see them play a musical instrument or two. Today, sit down and read four poems from poetry professor Matthew Zapruder, including "Schwinn", from our friends [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:52-07:00 January 23rd, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Zapruder

Faculty Spotlight: Deanne Stillman

Each day through February 1st, our spring deadline for admission, we’ll be taking a look at the faculty members of UCR Palm Desert — you’ll see them talking, you’ll read their work, you may even see them play a musical instrument or two. Today, take a trip with nonfiction professor Deanne Stillman as she goes on a manhunt, which she [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:52-07:00 January 23rd, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: Deanne Stillman

Faculty Spotlight: David Ulin

Each day through February 1st, our spring deadline for admission, we'll be taking a look at the faculty members of UCR Palm Desert -- you'll see them talking, you'll read their work, you may even see them play a musical instrument or two. In this video, nonfiction professor David Ulin sits down at a recent residency with Columbine author Dave [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:52-07:00 January 22nd, 2013|Categories: Events, Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on Faculty Spotlight: David Ulin