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
Marlon James, recipient of the 2015 Booker Man Prize
Molly Antopol's The UnAmericans was longlisted for the National Book Award
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