Public invited to Dominican MFA in Creative Writing discussions, readings

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program at Dominican University of California is inviting the public to attend select afternoon discussions and evening readings presented by guest lecturers and members of Dominican’s faculty from January 6 through January 12, 2018 in the Garden Room in Edgehill Mansion, 75 Magnolia Avenue in San Rafael.

Our low-residency MFA in Creative Writing offers tracks in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as an emphasis in Narrative/Poetic Medicine—the only such MFA track in the country.

“Writing for Renewal brings together poets and writers who seek to explore the forces of illness and recovery through the written word,” says MFA Program Director Dr. Joan Baranow. “A foundational belief is that being cured of the disease is not the same as being healed, and that the writing of poetry and prose brings us to a place of healing.”

The workshops and discussions open to the public begin on Saturday, January 6, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Edgehill Mansion with an Opening Reception and Faculty Reading featuring Joan Baranow, Tom Burke, and Judy Halebsky.

The week’s schedule offers a full slate of craft talks and panel discussions each afternoon.  Lectures include sessions focused on poetry, memoir, translation, and more.  Readings by faculty and guests take place in the afternoons and evenings.

The MFA in Creative Writing was founded by Dr. Joan Baranow. The low-residency format allows people who are living and working anywhere in the country to engage in the degree program. Enrolled students will attend a total of five on-campus residencies over two years.

To inquire about the MFA in Creative Writing program, contact Joan Baranow at [email protected]

Read more about the MFA program in a recent Marin Independent Journal news article.


December 18, 2017