R254. Developing the MA-MFA in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice

Room 007C, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


Our Lady of the Lake University offers a radically unique Master of Arts-Master of Fine Arts degree in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice. Each graduate course is created through the optic of social justice, and the MA-MFA graduates are scholars and artists. Non-Anglo scholars and artists have been marginalized in academe. No more. Sixty percent of OLLU's MA-MFA graduates are non-Anglo. This program serves its community and its field. Come hear four students speak about about transformation.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Outline_Developing_the_MA-MFA_in_Lit,_Cr_Wr,_and_Social_Justice.docx



Wallis Sanborn is graduate program head and associate professor of English at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Kelly Zayas Daughtry is an emerging writer and MA/MFA graduate student in literature, creative writing, and social justice at Our Lady of the Lake University. She is the 2018–2019 Benoist Scholar and is an MFA candidate focusing on creative nonfiction and fiction.

Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros is an MA/MFA student in English at Our Lady of the Lake University, where she is a Jack Sr. and Doris McCord Smothers Scholar. She is the 2019 recipient of the Rubem Alves Award in Theopoetics.

S.T. Shimi has been writing and making performance work in San Antonio since 1994. Born and raised in Singapore, she examines the intersections and contradictions of multiple identities in irreverent, provocative, and visually intriguing ways.  


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center