creative writing

Series Brings Established and Emerging Writers to Campus for Readings

August 07, 2018

The 2018–19 Creative Writing Reading Series at UC Davis will bring acclaimed, long-established writers along with emerging writers starting in October. The series is organized by the Department of English creative writing program in the College of Letters and Science.

All readings are at 7 p.m. in the Peter J. Shields Library and are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 3 – Julie Carr

Creative Writing Program to Begin Offering MFA Degree

July 09, 2018
The creative writing program, part of the College of Letters and Science’s English department, will offer a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing starting in the 2019–2020 academic year.

Recent Graduate Wins O. Henry Award

May 18, 2018

UC Davis College of Letters and Science alumnus Jamil Jan Kochai (M.A., English, ’17) is winner of an O. Henry Award for his short story “Nights in Logar.” This story and those by 19 other writers will be published in an anthology this fall.

“To be included amongst such a long history of incredible stories, it's unreal,” Kochai said.  

Many Disciplines Come Together for One Big Show

May 16, 2018
Students from seven disciplines — art, design, art history, music, theatre, creative writing and French — will be part of the annual Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition at UC Davis.

May Is a Month of Arts Collaboration at UC Davis

April 27, 2018
Students in creative writing and music composition have collaborated on new works that build on other collaborations across disciplines in the College of Letters and Science at UC Davis.

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.