Current U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera says that Fresno is the “Capital of Poetry in the World” and the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing takes that literary legacy seriously.

Hear the latest poetry and prose from emerging #FresnoWriters in four storytelling and
spoken-word shows at the 16th annual Rogue Performance Festival, which takes place
March 2-11 in Fresno’s historic Tower District.

All of the Poetry and Prose from Fresno State shows will be held at Spectrum Art Gallery,
608 E. Olive Ave. Tickets cost $5 per show (after one-time purchase of a $3 Rogue wristband) and no latecomers will be admitted.

Friday, March 3 at 7:15 p.m. — Eddie P. Gomez, Gilliann Hensley, Matthew Kenerly, and
Mary Pickett. Lineup curated by the San Joaquin Literary Association.

Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m. — Jack Chavoor, Erica Hughes, Gloria Montez, and Tara Williams.

Friday, March 10 at 7:15 p.m. — Krystal Cantú, Jackie Huertaz, Arielle Jones, and Arthur Morales. Lineup curated by the Diverse Arts Collective.

Saturday, March 11 at 1:45 p.m. — Linnea Alexander, Rebeca Flores, Beth Linder Carr, and Dani Potter. Lineup curated by the Chicanx Writers and Artists Association.

The Rogue Festival is an annual non-juried fringe festival that celebrates independent artists in theatre, music, dance, film, spoken word, performance art, puppetry, and magic. The event is among the largest cultural arts events in California.