Local community colleges hire English and creative writing grads

Emily Froese (MA English) at College of the Sequoias; Cody Hoover (MA English) at Clovis Community College; Kristen Norton (MFA Creative Writing) at Fresno City College; and Monique Quintana (MFA Creative Writing) at Fresno City College.

These educators are dedicated teachers with a range of classroom experiences — from graduate teaching associate positions at Fresno State, to area high schools and community colleges — and they represent the latest standouts among our English and Creative Writing graduate program alumni who’ve decided to keep their higher-ed teaching work at home in the Central Valley.

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Fresno State Creative Writing MFA faculty reading

The Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State presents an afternoon with the Fresno State MFA Faculty as part of the Fresno Poets’ Association reading series, hosted by Brynn Saito at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 E. Perrin Ave.

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New Faces: English welcomes Dr. Lisa Weston as Interim Chair

Interim Chair of English - Dr. Lisa Weston

Dr. Lisa Weston has taught a variety of Medieval Literature courses at Fresno State. She was born in England and raised there and in Canada before immigrating to the United States. She received her Ph.D. in 1982 from UCLA, where she studied Old and Middle English, Medieval Latin, Norse and Celtic literatures.

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