Curious about what kind of story you might tell? Got a story that’s tapping at you to get out? Join this connection and get that story on the page. Open to first year students (with special encouragement for EOP, first generation, writers of color, LGBTQIA, and transfer students), this FYAC invites you to come write your story. We’ll meet weekly to discuss stories and figure out what makes us want to read on, then practice applying our findings to our own stories. We’ll draft and share our work, offering supportive feedback to one another. The quarter will culminate in a class reading, during which you will have an opportunity to read part of your story to an audience. You do not need to have any previous creative writing experience to participate in this FYAC, just enthusiasm for learning to write and a willingness to share your story!
- About the instructors:
- Bridget Mabunga, Writing Specialist in Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers, holds an MA in English with an emphasis on creative writing from CSU, Sacramento. Her creative nonfiction has been published in a few literary magazines, and her work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is currently seeking publication for her first completed novel manuscript and drafting her second novel. Since she loves experiences as much as her most-beloved people/pets, she reads and writes to continue the adventure even when she can’t travel. Matt Barrett holds an MFA in Fiction from UNC-Greensboro and a BA in English with a creative writing concentration from Gettysburg College. His writing has appeared in literary magazines including River Teeth, The Maine Review, and Great Jones Street Press. The flash fiction journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, published the first page of a novel he recently completed, which is now looking for a home. He works as a Writing Specialist in the Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers and is amazed by the ridiculous creativity of UC Davis students.
Open To All New Students
- Time and Location: Thursdays, 4:10–5 p.m., TBD
- Register: This connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below: https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=42281