Creative writers find inspiration at Stonewall exhibit

English student Rachel Cruz tours the exhibition “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall," inside the Phebe Conley Art Gallery at Fresno State.

Nine of Prof. Brynn Saito’s creative writing students enjoyed an impromptu afternoon of awe, history, and inspiration last week when they visited the acclaimed Stonewall Uprising art exhibit. Here is their reaction…

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Kudos to Fresno Writers — Summer 2021

Kudos to #FresnoWriters. Creative Writing Program and Department of English, Summer 2021.

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

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Kudos to Fresno Writers — Spring 2021

Kudos to #FresnoWriters - Creative Writing Program & Department of English

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 Creative Writing Program and the Department of English.

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On the Books: Ashley Wells

Headshot of author Ashley Wells in front of trees.

In a February email interview, communication specialist Jefferson Beavers spoke with Ashley about traveling the long road to publishing, finding the right moment for the horse-girl narrative, and re-imagining the American West.

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4th Fresno State Art Song Festival, 2021: Prize Winners

Top left to right: Micah Byers, Allen Gallego and Kana Kains. Bottom left to right: Lana Kains, Jeremy Boulton and Joshua Bravo

Six students were named as winners in the 4th Annual Art Song competition at Fresno State. During the competition, the poetry and composition finalists worked with vocalists to perform original works during the festival

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Reading series features Levine Prize winner, new podcast interviews

The university’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing will feature a virtual reading from the 2019 Philip Levine Prize for poetry winner and a half-dozen new podcast interviews with Fresno writers for its 2020-21 Fresno Poets’ Association reading series.

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