LitHop festival features Fresno State student writers and faculty

LitHop with Randa Jarrar and Gary Soto

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com More than 150 writers will gather in Fresno’s Tower District Saturday, April 29 for LitHop 2017, a free literary festival that will be headlined by Fresno State alumnus and author Gary Soto. At least half of the 150 writers performing at LitHop have connections to Fresno State as […]

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Fresno State Talks lecture series covers chemistry, camaraderie and Bob Dylan

Fresno State Talks

~ By Kathleen Schock, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Three Fresno State professors — nominated and selected by students for their abilities to engage, challenge and inspire — will share their bold ideas and discoveries with the public during the fifth annual Fresno State Talks lecture series in February. The free, public lectures will be Feb. 8, […]

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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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West Virginia author wins 2016 Levine Prize for Poetry

Rachel Rinehart

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing announced West Virginia author Rachel Rinehart as the winner of the 2016 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes a $2,000 award and publication of her first book, “The Church in the Plains.” The Creative […]

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Eight creative writing alumni publish first books in 2016

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Eight alumni authors from the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing published their first books in 2016, a new record for the program. The graduate Master of Fine Arts program offers advanced training in the writing of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The heart […]

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Alumnus Soul Vang creates endowed scholarship, poetry prize

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State celebrated trailblazing Hmong-American alumnus Soul Vang (soulvang.net/) for creating an endowed scholarship and annual poetry prize aimed at encouraging students to pursue their passion for writing about the Asian-American experience. Vang, a poet and educator who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and a […]

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