Creative Writing students perform at 2018 Rogue Festival

Fresno Writers Live at this year's Rogue Festival

Graduate creative writing students from the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts program will headline the “Fresno Writers Live” performances at the 17th annual Rogue Festival, scheduled March 1-10 in Fresno’s Tower District.

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Alabama author wins 2017 Levine Prize for Poetry

Tina Mozelle Braziel is the 2017 winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing announced Alabama author Tina Mozelle Braziel as the winner of the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes a $2,000 award and publication of her debut full-length book, “Known by Salt.”

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‘Normal’ magazine earns high marks for inclusion, notable essays

The Normal School literary magazine wins accolades

~ By Jefferson Beavers, communications specialist, Department of English, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State’s locally grown, nationally known literary magazine, The Normal School, has again earned high marks for gender parity in a nationwide report. The magazine also had five essays and stories mentioned in the newest editions of the annual Best American series. Founded […]

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Fresno Poets Archive Project brings literary history to life

Archive of recordings from past poetry readings

A new video archive project founded in the fall of 2016 provides a way for multiple generations of creative writers to connect with authors essential to the literary fabric of Fresno. The Fresno Poets Archive Project is a series of recorded poetry and prose readings, with dates ranging from the 1980s to the early 2000s.

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Fresno State to dedicate Philip Levine Reading Room

Poet Philip Levine

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State will mark the opening of the Philip Levine Reading Room inside its Henry Madden Library with a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 5. The dedication will be co-hosted by the College of Arts and Humanities, the library and Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny. The ceremony […]

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Creative Writing Program announces three new writing prizes for students

Photo of notebook, keyboard and coffee

The Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing announces the addition of three new creative writing prizes, in addition to the six existing prizes. The deadline for entry for all nine prizes is Tuesday, April 4. NEW – 2017 Mireyda Barraza Martinez Prizes for Social Justice About the Prize: The Mireyda Barraza Martinez Prizes for Social Justice will […]

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Last Fresno State Talks features Tim Skeen

Fresno State Talks speaker Tim Skeen

~ By Kathleen Schock, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Dr. Tim Skeen, award-winning poet and professor of creative writing, will present the final talk in this year’s Fresno State Talks series, “The Times They Are a Changin’: Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan and the Beat Poets.” Skeen will cover Dylan’s influence on both music […]

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