Kudos to #FresnoWriters: February 2019

Kudos to #FresnoWriters

Kudos to #FresnoWriters is a new 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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Debut books by new English faculty win national awards

Authors Venita Blackburn and Joseph Cassara

By Jefferson Beavers Authors Joseph Cassara and Venita Blackburn, both new assistant professors of English at Fresno State, have each won national awards for their debut books. TheLos Angeles Press Club recognized Cassara’s novel, “The House of ImpossibleBeauties,” as Best Fiction Book 2018 in its 11th National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. The awards were given at […]

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Dr. Tina Fernandes Botts carries on family tradition by addressing the problem of racial discrimination in ‘For Equals Only’

Book Cover. For Equals Only - Race, Equality, and the Equal Protection Clause. Portrays white and colored drinking fountains

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Fresno State, Dr. Tina Fernandes Botts whose book For Equals Only: Race, Equality, and the Equal Protection Clause published by Rowman & Littlefield is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-a-Million. “I hope people will come to understand a little more fully than they do now that color-blind jurisprudence […]

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