Public Event Schedule

Our creative writing program welcomes the public to attend selected afternoon talks and evening readings at our upcoming January residency. During these events, MFA students and YOU engage with Dominican faculty and a dynamic lineup of guest speakers in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, narrative / poetic medicine, memoir, and publishing. See below for our schedule of public events and mark your calendars!

January 2020 MFA Public Event Schedule

**Please check this page a few days before the residency for any updates to the schedule**

Saturday January 11

6:30-7:00  MFA Program Info Session - All Prospective Students Welcome
7:00-7:30  Faculty Reading: Joan Baranow, Judy Halebsky
7:30-8:00 Play Production:  Dancing with J. Alfred Prufrock: Written by Marianne Rogoff, performed by Mark Novak, Danielle Vierra, and Mia Camera. Author and cast Q&A plus optional beginner cha-cha lesson to follow the performance.

Sunday January 12

4:30-6:00  Panel: Word by Word: Getting Started: Susan Kelly Dewitt, Joshua McKinney, Indigo Moor
7:00-8:00 Reading:  Susan Kelly Dewitt, Joshua McKinney, Indigo Moor

Monday January 13

2:30-4:00  Craft Talk: Screenwriting: Have a Purpose and a Plan: Tony Vidal
4:30-6:00  Panel: Writing Voices:  Joan Baranow, Thomas Burke, Marianne Rogoff
7:00-8:00  Keynote Reading:  Evie Shockley  *This event is cosponsored by Marin Poetry Center*

Tuesday January 14

4:30-6:00  Panel: Narrative Medicine Tom Larson, Raina J. León, Dawn McGuire
7:00-8:00  Reading: Tom Larson, Raina J. León, Dawn McGuire

Wednesday January 15

2:30-4:00 Lecture: No Nature Cure: The 'New' Nature Writing and Normative Bodies: Nicola Pitchford
4:30-6:00  Panel:  Books in the World:  Terry Lucas, Angela Pneuman, Tess Taylor
7:00-8:00  Reading:  Terry Lucas, Angela Pneuman, Tess Taylor

Thursday January 16

4:30-6:00  Panel:  The Big Picture:  Making Small Parts into a Larger Work:  Gillian Conoley, Michelle Herman
7:00-8:00  Reading: Gillian Conoley, Michelle Herman

Location and Parking

All public events take place in the Garden Room of Edgehill Mansion at the Dominican campus.  The parking lot at the entrance to Edgehill Mansion is free and open to the public.
75 Magnolia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
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MFA Public Event Suggested donations

Dominican Students, Faculty, and Staff
Free attendance for all events
Members of the Public

Afternoon Sessions: $20/day
Keynote and Evening Readings at 7pm: free
Discounted Pass for All Panel Discussions: $80


All public MFA event donations are tax-deductible and can be made via cash/check at the door, or online directly to our MFA Scholarship Fund.  Registration in advance is not required.


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