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Brennen Belogorsky

Brennen Belogorsky has an article published in the Fall 2017 issue of St Joseph's Health Matters, entitled "5 Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep." Brennen earned her BA in English from Dominican in 2008 and is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry.



Catharine Clark-Sayles

Dr. Catharine Clark-Sayles has a piece entitled “Red Hill Is Dissolving” published in the Marin Poetry Center Anthology 2017, Getting The News. Catharine is a practicing physician in Marin County and a student in the MFA in Creative Writing program.

Catharine Clark-Sayles

Christina (Bogie) Bougas has been accepted into the Futurescapes Writers' Workshop, a three-day conference held at the Sundance Resort in Utah, affording writers of speculative fiction the opportunity to work with published authors, editors, and agents. Bogie earned both her BA and MAH at Dominican and is now pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing.

Catharine Clark-Sayles

Congratulations to our Program Director Joan Baranow, whose poetry manuscript, “Cold Pastoral,” won the 2017 Rochelle Ratner Award from Marsh Hawk Press. Meena Alexander, an award winning author and scholar, selected "Cold Pastoral" as a finalist in the annual book contest. Many of the poems in Cold Pastoral were written in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, while Joan participated in a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A sabbatical from Dominican made her retreat possible. Read more about the inspirations that led to the award-winning manuscript in the 2015 Dominican Newsroom article here.