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In-Person & Livestreamed Retreat

Creative Writing Retreat

Presented by Dominican MFA in Creative Writing at Edgehill Mansion - Dominican University of CA, San Rafael CA

Mar 25 2023
Creative Writing Retreat

Creative Writing Retreat

Join Dominican University of CA’s MFA program for a day of writing and inspiration.

Creative Writing Retreat
* Saturday, March 25, 10:00am- 4:00pm

Join us for a day of writing and inspiration. MFA faculty will lead writing workshops and close reading discussion groups. There will be a group lunch, an outdoor journal writing activity, and an open mic. Events will be held on campus at Dominican University in Edgehill Mansion. We are also offering an online option over Zoom that follows a similar schedule. T

Location: On campus at Dominican University or online.
In-person location: Edgehill Mansion. 75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901. Download a campus map here

Online: Via Zoom. A link will be sent by email prior to the event date. All events are offered remotely except for brunch and the campus walk.

About our MFA in Creative Writing 

Our low-residency MFA in Creative Writing welcomes you to a vibrant community of writers and dedicated faculty, in an unsurpassed San Francisco Bay Area location. Whether you are a poet looking to hone your craft, an aspiring novelist who wants to get that book written, or a memoirist with an urgent story to tell, our MFA program will help you achieve your writing goals.

In addition to the genres of Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, Dominican offers an optional track in Narrative/Poetic Medicine, which allows students to embrace the special role that creative writing can play in the process of healing. Students in the MFA Creative Writing program are encouraged to experiment across genres and with new forms of writing.

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In person price: $125 (includes lunch)
Online price: $100

Tickets must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite. If the ticket price is a barrier to your participation, please contact for information about scholarships.


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Additional time info:

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This event will be running during the University's Instant Decision Day for graduate admissions. Time has been set aside in the retreat schedule for participants who are planning on applying to the MFA program that day and are scheduled to meet with the program director and admissions counselor.

Schedule (all times listed in PDT)

  • 9:30- 9:50am Welcome and Orientation
  • 10:00-11:30am Writing Studio (Choose One)
    Workshop #1: Claudia Morales - fiction writing
    Workshop #2: Judy Halebsky - poetry writing
    Remote Workshop: Thomas Burke - generating new work
  • 11:45am -12:30pm Brunch at Caleruega Dining Hall
  • 12:30 -1:30pm - Campus Walk with Journal Writing
  • 1:30 - 2:45pm - Close Reading Discussion with Workshop Leaders
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Open Mic


Edgehill Mansion - Dominican University of CA

75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Google Map of 75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901



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