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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Texas author wins 2020 Philip Levine Prize for poetry

E.C. Belli headshot

The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing announced Texas author E.C. Belli has won the 2020 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes a $2,000 award and publication of her second book, “A Sleep That Is Not Our Sleep.”

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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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