Antioch University Los Angeles

California, United States

Low-residency program

The low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program of Antioch University Los Angeles is devoted not merely to the education of literary artists but to community engagement and the pursuit of social justice. Rather than focusing exclusively on the completion of a single book-length final manuscript, the MFA program educates students in the various roles of the writer in society, how to make a difference on the page and in the diverse communities where writers work and live.

AULA has distinguished itself from other MFA programs through our award-winning faculty in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, literary translation, and writing for young people, as well as through innovative features such as the MFA field study, the Art of Translation residency seminar and online conference, and LUNCH TICKET, our online literary journal. The program is also remarkable for its successful publishing, award-winning graduates.


Contact Information

400 Corporate Pointe
MFA in Creative Writing Program
Culver City
California, United States
90230-7644
Phone: 310-578-1080, x 201
Email: ntruhan@antioch.edu
http://antiochla.edu/MFA



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Individualized program containing 40- quarter units of core courses, electives, internships, and prior learning. The Concentration provides focus on the genres of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and the novel. Four areas of study integrate courses in the curriculum: Theory and Critique (minimum 3 courses), Genre Workshops (minimum 4 courses), Social Topics in Reading Literature, and a Senior Seminar. Formats for classes include small group discussion, collaborative work, lecture/discussion, and online workshops. Internships provide avenues for students to venture into the world of writers and writing. Prior Learning Activities permit students to gain credit for college-level writing work and study completed before entering the program.

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Writing for Children
Unit of Measure: Hours

Individualized program containing 40- quarter units of core courses, electives, internships, and prior learning. The Concentration provides focus on the genres of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and the novel. Four areas of study integrate courses in the curriculum: Theory and Critique (minimum 3 courses), Genre Workshops (minimum 4 courses), Social Topics in Reading Literature, and a Senior Seminar. Formats for classes include small group discussion, collaborative work, lecture/discussion, and online workshops. Internships provide avenues for students to venture into the world of writers and writing. Prior Learning Activities permit students to gain credit for college-level writing work and study completed before entering the program.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Unit of Measure: Hours

Graduate Program Director

Victoria Chang
400 Corporate Pointe
MFA in Creative Writing Program
Culver City
California, United States
90230-7644
Email: vchang@antioch.edu
URL: http://antiochla.edu/MFA

The low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program of Antioch University Los Angeles is devoted not merely to the education of literary artists but to community engagement and the pursuit of social justice. Rather than focusing exclusively on the completion of a single book-length final manuscript, the MFA program educates students in the various roles of the writer in society, how to make a difference on the page and in the diverse communities where writers work and live.

AULA has distinguished itself from other MFA programs through our award-winning faculty in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, literary translation, and writing for young people, as well as through innovative features such as the MFA field study, the Art of Translation residency seminar and online conference, and Lunch Ticket, our online literary journal. The program is also remarkable for its successful publishing, award-winning graduates.

During the program, students also have the opportunity to spend one semester working with students and faculty in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Contemporary Media program offered at our sister institution, Antioch University Santa Barbara, which offers screenwriting, writing for television, playwriting, writing for the internet, mixed or multimedia storytelling, podcasting, and other emerging contemporary genres.

Type of Program: Low-Residency Program
Largest Class Size: 5
Smallest Class Size: 5
Genres: Fiction, Literary Translation, Writing for Children, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Tuition $17,000
Unit of Measure: Hours
Total Units for Degree: 48
Other Requirements: See program description.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, Other




FACULTY

Tananarive Due

Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Take, Blood Colony, Joplin's Ghost, The Good House, Freedom in the Family, The Living Blood, The Black Rose, My Soul to Keep, The Between

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/tananarive-due-mfa/


Gayle Brandeis

The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother’s Suicide, The Selfless Bliss of the Body: Poems, The Book of Live Wire, Delta Girls, My Life with the Lincolns, Self Storage, The Book of Dead Birds, Dictionary Poems, Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/gayle-brandeis-mfa/


Christine Hale

Basil's Dream, A Piece of Sky, a Grain of Rice: A Memoir in Four Meditations.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/christine-hale-mfa/


Jim Daniels

The Middle Ages, Rowing Inland, Street Calligraphy, Apology to the Moon, Eight Mile High, Birth Marks, Trigger Man, All of the Above, From Milltown to Malltown, Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry, Mr. Pleasant, Detroit Tales, No Pets, In Line for the Exterminator, Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies, Street, Show and Tell, Night with Drive-By Shooting Stars, Blue Jesus, Blessing the House, Niagara Falls, M-80, Punching Out, Places/Everyone, Wayne State University Press and Street Calligraphy, Steel Toe Books, Red Mountain Press,

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/jim-daniels/


Carol Potter

Some Slow Bees, The Miss Nancy Papers (chapbook), Otherwise Obedient, Short History of Pets, Upside Down in the Dark, Before We Were Born.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/carol-potter-mfa/


Dan Bellm

Poetry: Deep Well, Practice, Buried Treasure, One Hand on the Wheel. Translation: Speaking in Song, The Song of the Dead, Sun on the Ceiling, Description of a Flash of Cobalt Blue, Nostalghia, The Legend of the Wandering King, Angel’s Kite.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/dan-bellm-ma/


Sharman Apt Russell

Within Our Grasp: Feeding the World’s Children for a Better and Greener Future, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Teresa of the New World, Diary of a Citizen Scientist, Standing in the Light, Hunger, An Obsession with Butterflies, Anatomy of a Rose, The Last Matriarch, When the Land Was Young, The Humpbacked Fluteplayer, Kill the Cowboy, Songs of the Fluteplayer, Frederick Douglass (Black Americans of Achievement), Built to Last.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/sharman-apt-russell-mfa/


Alistair McCartney

The Disintegrations: A Novel, The End of the World Book.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/alistair-mccartney-mfa/


Bernadette Murphy

Harley and Me, The Tao Gals' Guide to Real Estate, The Knitter's Gift, Zen and the Art of Knitting

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/bernadette-murphy-mfa/


Jim Krusoe

The Sleep Garden, Parsifal, Toward You, Erased, Girl Factory, Iceland, History of the World, Small Pianos, Jungle Girl, Hotel de Dream, Blood Lake and Other Stories.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/jim-krusoe-mfa/


Terry Wolverton

Ruin Porn, Bird Float, Tree Song, Wounded World, Breath and Other Stories, Stealing Angel, The Labrys Reunion, Embers, Shadow and Praise, Insurgent Muse, Mystery Bruise, Bailey’s Beads, Black Slip.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/terry-wolverton/


Brad Kessler

Goat Song, Birds in Fall, The Woodcutter's Christmas, Lick Creek.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/brad-kessler-mfa/


Francesca Lia Block

The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process, Dead Girls: Poems, Beyond The Pale Motel, The Elementals, Quakeland, Necklace of Kisses, Teen Spirit, Love in The Time of Global Warming, The Island of Excess Love,

Pink Smog, The Frenzy, Pretty Dead, Wasteland,

Blood Roses, Nymph, Girl Goddess #9, Fairy Tales in Electri-city: Poems, Open Letter to Quiet Light: Poems, How to (Un)Cage a Girl: Poems, My Miserable Life, House of Dolls, Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur, Guarding The Moon, Echo, The Rose And The Beast, Violet And Claire, I Was A Teenage Fairy,

Dangerous Angels, The Hanged Man, Weetzie Bat

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/francesca-block/


Victoria Chang

OBIT, Barbie Chang, The Boss, Salvinia Molesta, Circle, Is Mommy?, Asian American Poetry, Is Mommy?, Love, Love.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/victoria-chang-mfa/


Tammy Lechner

Our Team-Our Dream, Greatest Romance, In the Cal.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/tammy-lechner-mfa/


Kerry Madden-Lunsford

Nothing Fancy about Kathryn & Charlie, Up Close Harper Lee, Louisiana’s Song, Jesse’s Mountain, Gentle’s Holler, Offsides, Writing Smarts, Offsides

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/kerry-madden-lunsford-mfa/


Genevieve Hudson

Boys of Alabama, Pretend We Live Here, A Little in Love With Everyone

https://genevievehudsonwriter.com


Victoria Patterson

The Secret Habit of Sorrow, The Little Brother, The Peerless Four, This Vacant Paradise, Drift.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/victoria-patterson-mfa/


Gary Phillips

3 The Hard Way, Beat, Slay, Love: One Chef’s Hunger for Delicious Revenge, Astonishing Heroes, Warlord of Willow Ridge, Treacherous, Monkology, The Underbelly, Freedom’s Fight, Bangers, The Perpetrators, Shooter’s Point, High Hand, Only the Wicked, The Jook, Bad Night Is Falling, Perdition, U.S.A., Violent Spring, Peepland, Big Water, The Rinse, Angeltown, Cowboys, South Central Rhapsody, Freedom's Fight

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/gary-phillips/


Chris Feliciano Arnold

The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/chris-feliciano-arnold/


Jaswinder Bolina

The 44th of July, Phantom Camera, Carrier Wave, The Tallest Building in America

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/jaswinder-bolina/


Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/ingrid-rojas-contreras/


Naima Coster

Halsey Street

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/naima-coster/


Natashia Deon

GRACE

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/natashia-deon-mfa/


Curt Duffy

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/curt-duffy-mfa-edd/


Blas Falconer

Forgive the Body This Failure

Co-editor of two essay collections,:

The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity and Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/blas-falconer/


Vandana Khanna

Train to Agra, Afternoon Masala, The Goddess Monologues,

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/vandana-khanna-mfa/


Sarah Van Arsdale

The Catamount, In Case of Emergency, Break Glass, Blue, Grand Isle,

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/sarah-van-arsdale-mfa/


Sarah Manguso

300 Arguments, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, The Guardians, The Two Kinds of Decay, Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, Siste Viator, The Captain Lands in Paradise

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/sarah-manguso-2/


Rodolfo Montalvo

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/rodolfo-montalvo/


Khadijah Queen

I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, Conduit, Black Peculiar, Fearful Beloved, Non-Sequitur.

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/khadijah-queen-mfa/


Lilliam Rivera

The Education of Margot Sanchez, "Death Defiant Bomba"

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/lilliam-rivera/


Chen Chen

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities

https://www.chenchenwrites.com/poems


Ari Banias

Anybody

https://www.aribanias.com/bio/


Aditi Khorana

The Library of Fates

http://www.aditikhorana.com


Aminah Mae Safi

Tell Me How You Really Feel, Not the Girls You're Looking For

http://www.aminahmae.com


Pitor Florczyk

East & West: Poems, Barefoot, Cztery pory roku., Los Angeles Sketchbook

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/piotr-florczyk/


Lisa Locascio

Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California, Open Me

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/lisa-locascio/


Ana Maria Spagna

Uplake: Restless Essays of Coming and Going, The Luckiest Scar on Earth, Reclaimers, 100 Skills for the End of the World (as we know it), Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness, Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter’s Civil Rights Journey, Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/ana-maria-spagna/


Kate Maruyama

Harrowgate

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/kate-maruyama-mfa/


Angela Morales

The Girls in My Town

https://www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/faculty/angela-morales/





COMMUNITY

Ilya Kaminsky, Alexander Chee, R.O. Kwon, Lilliam Rivera