Fresno Writers Live with Larissa Mercado-López

Larissa Mercado-López holds her book "Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡Rescatador de bebés!"

The Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter presents #FresnoWriters Live, a virtual reading to celebrate the bilingual children’s book “Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡Rescatador de bebés!” from Fresno writer Larissa Mercado-López. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19

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#FresnoWriters Live with Anthony Cody

Anthony Cody

The Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter presents #FresnoWriters Live, a virtual reading to celebrate the new poetry collection “Borderland Apocrypha,” the debut book from Fresno writer Anthony Cody. The reading will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 25 on Zoom.

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Young Writers’ Conference is a labor of love

Department of English lecturer Tanya Nichols, who has coordinated the Young Writers’ Conference since 2007, welcomes area high school students and teachers to campus in 2017. Photo by Jefferson Beavers.

March 25, 2020, was supposed to be a monumental day for Fresno State’s Department of English, as it was set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its annual Young Writers’ Conference. But due to public health precautions for COVID-19, long-time conference coordinator Tanya Nichols had to do what so many artists have done during the pandemic — improvise.

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Fresno State Creative Writing MFA faculty reading

The Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State presents an afternoon with the Fresno State MFA Faculty as part of the Fresno Poets’ Association reading series, hosted by Brynn Saito at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 E. Perrin Ave.

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Life After Grad School: Leo Rowland

Leo Rowland

“I strongly believe in the value of not turning away from science or business or social sciences if you are grounded in the arts, and vice-versa.” – Leo Rowland

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Creative Writing MFA student Mariah Bosch to perform experimental spoken word at Rogue Festival

Composer EJ Hinojosa and Fresno State MFA student Mariah Bosch

First-year MFA student Mariah Bosch and composer EJ Hinojosa’s Rogue show, “Triptych,” brings music and spoken word together in “an experimental collaboration characterized by risk and heartfelt contemplation.” The poetry explores themes of past, present, and future, while the music synthesizes jazz, rock, and baroque styles inspired by the poetry.

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English alumni inspire high school writers and teachers at campus conference

Young Writers Conference

~ Photo above (taken by Jefferson Beavers): Department of English lecturer Tanya Nichols, who has coordinated the Young Writers’ Conference for more than a decade, welcomes area high school students and teachers to campus. ~ Video by Jenny Toste, University Communications ~ Article by Jefferson Beavers, communications specialist for the Department of English Two alumni […]

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