MFA in Creative Writing Public Readings/Discussions at Edgehill Mansion

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 Monday, June 4, through Monday, June 11, in the Garden Room in Edgehill Mansion, 75 Magnolia Avenue in San Rafael.

The 7 p.m. public evening readings are free to all. A one-day pass for the afternoon talks between 3-5:30 p.m. is $30. A week-long pass for afternoon talks between 3-5:30 p.m. is $180.

Dominican students, faculty, and staff can attend all sessions free of charge. Dominican alumni can one day for free.

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 Monday, June 4, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Edgehill Mansion with a Faculty Reading featuring Joan Baranow 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.

Click here for the complete public schedule.

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 or call 415-485-3264.

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