Writers Series

CCA's MFA Program in Writing proudly offers the Writers Series, a year-round literary series that features a continuum of talented, successful, and, in many cases, world-renowned writers and poets.

The series is both a curricular requirement (Friday Seminar) for our first-year students and an integral part of the college's celebrated public programs schedule.

When & Where

All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted in the event listing, events are held from 4:30 to 6 p.m at the CCA Writers’ Studio, located at 195 De Haro (at 15th Street.) Events are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they fill up quickly.

Past Notable Guests

Paul Harding, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tinkers

Keorapetse Kgositsile, South African National Poet Laureate

W. S. Di Piero, a 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize recipient

John Searles, best-selling author and a regular book critic on NBC’s Today Show

Giovanni Singleton, awarded the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal for poetry (Ascension)

Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author / member Oprah Book Club 2.0

Jess Walter, National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award winner

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