National symposium honors late Fresno State alumnus, poet

A Celebration of Andrés Montoya

More than 30 published authors from all over the country, including U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera, will gather in Fresno on April 13 and 14 for a national poetry symposium, “Together We’ll Be a Song: A Celebration of Andrés Montoya.”

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Jarrar book ‘Him, Me, Muhammad Ali’ wins American Book Award

Randa Jarrar's book "Him, Me, Muhammad Ali wins American Book Award

Author Randa Jarrar, an associate professor of English at Fresno State, has won a prestigious American Book Award for her latest book, “Him, Me, Muhammad Ali.” The award, one of six presented this year, is given for outstanding contributions to diversity in American literature — “without restriction or bias with regards to race, sex, creed, cultural origin, size of press or ad budget, or genre.”

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American Book Award-winning authors coming to WordFest

Wordfest

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com American Book Award-winning authors Tim Z. Hernandez and Sasha Pimentel will be joined by memoirist José Orduña for the WordFest 2017 event on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Fresno State. The San Joaquin Literary Association hosts WordFest, which features a full day of talks about the craft of writing, […]

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