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The Department of Literature's new MFA Program in Writing, launched in 2009, is one of the Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs [The Huffington Post, October 8, 2010]. Our program’s burgeoning reputation as one of the few open to both experimental poetry and fiction is reflected in spectacular 40% annual increases in admission applications. With only a handful of spaces available for the 2011 program—and 171 applicants—selecting candidates is going to be a daunting and exciting process.



Anthony Edwards, Heather Fowler, Marcel Henaff, Michael Lundell, Ismet (Izzy) Prcic, Jerome Rothenberg, and Yingjin Zhang...





Gabriela Cazares, November 23, 2010

Sally Marie Giles, October 26, 210

John Philip Rieder, November 30, 2010

Katrina Haugsness White, December 8, 2010

  (also an MA in Literature) 

Milda Zilinskaite, November 30, 2010






New Lecturers for Winter Quarter 2011:


Elizabeth Bredeck, LTGM130 (German Literary Prose), German Section

Axel Montepeque, LTSP142 (Latin American Short Story), Spanish Section





Sören Fröhlich, Ana Grinberg, Seth Lerer, and Katharine Slater...




New Writing Series: Douglas Kearney

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

4:30 pm

Visual Arts Facility: Performance Space

Rae Armantrout reads... VERSED and MONEY SHOT

Friday, January 14, 2011

7:00 pm 

Cafe des Artistes, Fallbrook, California 

New Writing Series: Christine Wertheim
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
4:30 pm

Visual Arts Facility: Performance Space


Brian Bielawski: Gam3rs: The Play

Monday, January 31, 2011

4:30 pm

Visual Arts Facility: Performance Space


Visionaries, Innovators and Overachievers – 50 Years of Achieving the Extraordinary...

Fifty years ago, the founders of the University of California, San Diego had one criterion for the campus: It must be distinctive. Since then, UC San Diego has accomplished the extraordinary in education, research and innovation. Our work has a positive impact on our community and the world. As we celebrate the past, our sight is set on the next half century.  Join us in our celebration. Visit

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