Kudos to Fresno Writers — Fall 2022

Alumni Gabriel Ibarra (left) and Pilar Christiana Graham have joined the list of more than 50 Fresno State MFA alumni to publish a debut book.

Kudos to #FresnoWriters is an ongoing series on the Fresno State MFA blog, celebrating the professional accomplishments of students, alumni, and faculty in Fresno State’s Department of English and Creative Writing Program.

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Georgia author wins 2022 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

Éric Morales-Franceschini in a black hat and shirt in a forest.

The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in creative writing announced Georgia author Éric Morales-Franceschini has won the 2022 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes a $2,000 award and publication of his debut full-length poetry collection, “Syndrome.”

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In Memoriam: Dr. Toni Wein

Dr. Toni Wein, a Fresno State professor emerita of English smiles while sitting at her kitchen table.

Dr. Toni Wein, a Fresno State professor emerita of English, passed away on Dec. 17, 2022, after a bout with brain cancer. She was 70.

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