Kudos to Fresno Writers: June July 2019

Kudos to Fresno Writers

Kudos to #FresnoWriters is a monthly 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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Dzerigian to showcase ‘Trail of Stones’ in artist talk, book signing, photography exhibition

Trail of Stones book cover image

As Namer, a previously stray dog, ran through the wooded river bottom near Centerville, a youthful Steve Dzerigian ran behind holding onto the leash. At some point during his daily chore of walking the dog, he decided the human-dog roles should be reversed and he let the dog run free. While the leash was still attached, he never let it tighten — running as Namer ran and observing her tracking techniques.

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CSU Summer Arts ends with free student showcase

Diavolo Dance student performance

CSU Summer Arts will present its final student showcase, beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Fresno State. The showcase will end with a final performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Fresno State Concert Hall. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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On the Books: Andrea Mortimer Rhoads

Andrea Mortimer Rhoads

This month marks the fifth anniversary of Andrea Mortimer Rhoads’s death; she passed away July 24, 2014. In a June email interview, MFA communication specialist Jefferson Beavers spoke with Vuong Quoc Vu about his deep connection to Andrea’s poetry, the process of pulling together a posthumous collection to honor her, and how Andrea’s work fits into the tradition of Fresno writers.

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Summer Arts to host Diavolo Dance Company

The Los Angeles-based dance company is internationally known for their ability to combine elements of contemporary dance with martial arts, acrobatics, gymnastics and hip-hop. They will present their highly anticipated dance, “DIAVOLO Past, Present, Future…Volo” to fans in Fresno.

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Alumna Ersilia Lacaze is proud of her Bulldog blood

Ersilia Lacaze

It is the thick red fluid which runs through our veins that delivers oxygen and nutrients and removes waste and disease from our bodies. With it we live, without it, we die. But our relationship with blood is symbiotic — without our body, the blood will spoil.

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