Event Title

MFA in Creative Writing: Artistic Exercises in Synthetic Modality

Presenter Information

Alex Avila
Allyson Jeffredo
Bolin Jue

Presentation Type

Poster & Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

Language, Literacy and Culture

Location

SMSU 107

Start Date

5-21-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

5-21-2015 2:30 PM

Abstract

As a vital part of a recognized Hispanic Serving Institute, our nationally recognized Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing serves the community which supports CSUSB through interactive creative writing and arts projects by developing a more inclusive public sphere. These projects develop bridges between CSUSB and Palm Desert Campus, alumni, prospective students, other universities and the surrounding community, including local Native American tribes. Through these projects students have access to unique creative experiences that are non-replicable where students learn technological and artistic mediums they would not have avenues to otherwise. Students develop self-advocacy principles to articulate themselves both verbally and non-verbally—i.e. performance through poetry/fiction readings, multimedia exhibitions, artistic collaborations—which allows them to follow their passions through utilizing minimum capital resources for maximum returns in preparation for academic and professional success. MFA students execute these accomplishments through these following projects which make meaningful contributions to a broader society, elevate marginalized communities, and increase the social artistic consciousness: • Visiting Writers • National Literary Magazines: Badlands and Ghost Town • HOWL Radio • Reading Series • SCIPP • College Field Day • National Awards • Collaborations – other CSUSB departments, San Bernardino Generation Now, Film Club, San Bernardino County Museum, PoetrIE, Inlandia, etc. • James Irvine Foundation funded “Be Part of the Art” • Film Festivals – Latino Film Festival, PDC Short Film Festival, Library Short Film Festival • Native Voices 1st Annual Poetry Festival • AAHHE • PAMLA • AWP Our panel discussion will showcase robust MFA involvement in the above activities through video/photographic presentations, live performances, development of individual artistic expressions, etc.

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May 21st, 1:00 PM May 21st, 2:30 PM

MFA in Creative Writing: Artistic Exercises in Synthetic Modality

SMSU 107

As a vital part of a recognized Hispanic Serving Institute, our nationally recognized Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing serves the community which supports CSUSB through interactive creative writing and arts projects by developing a more inclusive public sphere. These projects develop bridges between CSUSB and Palm Desert Campus, alumni, prospective students, other universities and the surrounding community, including local Native American tribes. Through these projects students have access to unique creative experiences that are non-replicable where students learn technological and artistic mediums they would not have avenues to otherwise. Students develop self-advocacy principles to articulate themselves both verbally and non-verbally—i.e. performance through poetry/fiction readings, multimedia exhibitions, artistic collaborations—which allows them to follow their passions through utilizing minimum capital resources for maximum returns in preparation for academic and professional success. MFA students execute these accomplishments through these following projects which make meaningful contributions to a broader society, elevate marginalized communities, and increase the social artistic consciousness: • Visiting Writers • National Literary Magazines: Badlands and Ghost Town • HOWL Radio • Reading Series • SCIPP • College Field Day • National Awards • Collaborations – other CSUSB departments, San Bernardino Generation Now, Film Club, San Bernardino County Museum, PoetrIE, Inlandia, etc. • James Irvine Foundation funded “Be Part of the Art” • Film Festivals – Latino Film Festival, PDC Short Film Festival, Library Short Film Festival • Native Voices 1st Annual Poetry Festival • AAHHE • PAMLA • AWP Our panel discussion will showcase robust MFA involvement in the above activities through video/photographic presentations, live performances, development of individual artistic expressions, etc.