Kudos to Fresno Writers – October/November 2020

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

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English Studies symposium focuses on the sublime

Dr. Emiliano Treré

Dr. Emiliano Treré, a senior lecturer in media ecologies and social transformation at Cardiff University in Wales, will deliver a keynote address entitled “Taming the Sublime: The Ambivalent Political Implications of Technological Visions” as part of the fourth annual Students of English Studies Association symposium on Dec. 10 and 11.

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Fresno Writers Live with Larissa Mercado-López

Larissa Mercado-López holds her book "Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡Rescatador de bebés!"

The Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter presents #FresnoWriters Live, a virtual reading to celebrate the bilingual children’s book “Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡Rescatador de bebés!” from Fresno writer Larissa Mercado-López. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19

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Kudos to Fresno Writers – June/July 2020

Kudos to #FresnoWriters - Creative Writing Program & Department of English June/July 2020

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

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Young Writers’ Conference is a labor of love

Department of English lecturer Tanya Nichols, who has coordinated the Young Writers’ Conference since 2007, welcomes area high school students and teachers to campus in 2017. Photo by Jefferson Beavers.

March 25, 2020, was supposed to be a monumental day for Fresno State’s Department of English, as it was set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its annual Young Writers’ Conference. But due to public health precautions for COVID-19, long-time conference coordinator Tanya Nichols had to do what so many artists have done during the pandemic — improvise.

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