creative writing

Creative Writing Grads Back to Back Winners

October 17, 2017
Graduates of the UC Davis English department’s creative writing program have scored back-to-back wins of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Winners have a short story collection published by the University of Georgia Press.

Creative Writing Grad Finalist for National Book Award

October 05, 2017
Elana Kuczynski Arnold (M.A., English, ‘98) is a finalist for the National Book Award in the Young Adult category. Her novel What Girls Are Made Of is one of five books shortlisted for the award.

UC Davis Visiting Writers Tap into Their Heritage

September 22, 2017
The 2017–2018 Creative Writers series at UC Davis will showcase writers exploring their Native American, African American, Sri Lankan and Hmong heritage as well as LGBTQ and feminist issues.

Creative Writing Faculty Hit the Deck for Reading

September 01, 2017
For the 11th year, faculty in the Creative Writing Program at UC Davis will open the academic year with a reading in the UC Davis Arboretum. The event on the Wyatt Deck takes place Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

2017 Arts Season Takes Off

September 01, 2017
The academic year and arts season at UC Davis is kicking off. Here’s a look at the College of Letters and Science resources and the first offering in each for the fall. All exhibitions and talks and many concerts are free.

First Student Show at UC Davis Manetti Shrem Museum

May 01, 2017
UC Davis will break down the walls of the exhibition box with “from this point forward,” a multidisciplinary exhibition by 28 graduate students will include students in art and art history, design, music, theatre, and creative writing.

A Full Year of Writers Reading at UC Davis

September 01, 2016
This is a special year for creative writing at UC Davis. The popular Opening Night reading of new work by creative writing program faculty is celebrating its 10th anniversary and the visiting writers reading series will have a new home in the Peter J. Shields Library.
Katie Peterson Wins 2016 American Academy Prize Jeffrey Day March 13, 2016
UC Davis assistant professor of English Katie Peterson is one of eight writers of “exceptional accomplishment in any genre” to receive an American Academy of Arts and Letters 2016 literature award.

Stellar Writers Reading

February 02, 2016
The UC Davis Creative Writing Program’s reading series will include one writer with 40 books to her credit and another whose just-released book was called “the first great novel of 2016” by Publishers Weekly.