Antioch University Santa Barbara

California, United States

Low-residency program

Contact Information

602 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara
California, United States
Phone: 8059628179


Graduate Program Director

Ross Brown
Program Director
602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara
California, United States
Type of Program: Low-Residency Program
Genres: Screenwriting, Playwriting
Duration of Study: 2 years
Unit of Measure: Credits
Total Units for Degree: 48


David Starkey

David Starkey served as Santa Barbara’s 2009-2010 Poet Laureate, and is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Santa Barbara City College and the Editor and Publisher of Gunpowder Press. I have published seven full-length collections of poetry, and Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012) will soon be in its third edition and is currently one of the best-selling creative writing textbooks in the country.

Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due has served as a Lecturer in Afrofuturism in the Department of African American Studies at UCLA, and as an Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Spelman College. She Co-wrote screenplay adaptation of the novel The Good House and co-wrote and co-produced the short film, Danger Word. She is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America West (WGA). She is the author of the novel The Living Blood, winner of the 2002 American Book Award.

Jenny Factor

Jenny Factor’s poetry collection, Unraveling at the Name (Copper Canyon Press), won a Hayden Carruth Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Factor’s poems and reviews have appeared in the Paris Review and more than a dozen anthologies, including The Best American Erotic Poems (Scribner, 2008). Her work has been supported by an Astraea Grant in poetry.

Steve Heller

Steve Heller's first collection, The Man Who Drank a Thousand Beers (Chariton Review Press), has been called “a Hawaiian Winesburg, Ohio.” Hawaii is also the focus of his most recent fictions, including stories in Nebraska Review, Bamboo Ridge, South Dakota Review, and Spirit of Aloha, an in-flight magazine. Heller’s narrative essays have appeared in Manoa, Fourth Genre, Colorado Review, New Letters, and many other journals. In the last few years, several of his essays have been reprinted in anthologies, including In Brief: Short Takes on the Personal from W. W. Norton and Living Blue in the Red States from University of Nebraska Press.

Kate Maruyama

Kate Maruyama’s novel Harrowgate was published by 47North in 2013 and her short work has appeared in Arcadia Magazine, Stoneboat Journal and Controlled Burn and on The Rumpus, Salon and various other journals. She was a Wesleyan University Writers Conference fellow in 2012 and has taught creative writing to adults, children and grad students for several years at many places including Glendale Community College and Writers’ Workshop Los Angeles.