Juan Felipe Herrera exhibition, catalog celebrates Laureate’s journey across America

Associate Dean Honora Chapman (right) toasts Juan Felipe Herrera

The Center for Creativity and the Arts and the Department of Art and Design paid tribute to Juan Felipe Herrera’s two-term tenure as poet laureate of the United States in an exhibition titled “Magnifying the People’s Voice: A Laureate’s Journey Across America” and with the publication of a companion catalog, documenting the work was on display in the exhibition

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Center for Creativity and the Arts presents its lineup for fall 2017

Woman weaving a rebozo

The Center for Creativity and the Arts 2017-18 theme will be “Voice and Silence: Expressions of the Human Spirit and Community.”

“’Voice and Silence’ will look at the various ways in which we communicate our ideas, points of views and concerns regarding current events,” said Cindy Urrutia, coordinator of the center.

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New books are flying off The Press

Graphic showing the covers of six new books from The Press at California State University Fresno

Watch out for hot books! The Press at California State University, Fresno has published as many new volumes in the past year as it usually does in three and a half years.
Since last fall, The Press — a university press operated by the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State — has published six new books. Founded in 1982, The Press has published 56 volumes — in its history, an average of 1.7 per year.

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Laureate Lab: spaces for creativity — 4 poet laureates at open house

~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com For the past year, Fresno State has been hatching a unique project with one of its most famous sons, United States Poet Laureate-emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera – the Laureate Lab Visual Words Studio located in the Henry Madden Library. Opened in the fall, the Lab has undergone a […]

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Celebrations set for U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Herrera May 9 and 11

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Two events honoring Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Emeritus, are scheduled for this week at Fresno State. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Concert Hall, the Fresno State Chamber Singers will reprise a command performance from their recent trip to Washington, D.C., where they performed for […]

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Command Performance: Celebration of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Chamber Singers in Washington DC

The Chamber Singers, in collaboration with Juan Felipe Herrera, will reprise the program from their recent trip to Washington, D.C., in a command performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, in the Concert Hall. Read more about their recent trip here. While in Washington, D.C., the Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Cari Earnhart, premiered […]

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Arts in Motion celebrates College of Arts and Humanities

~ Video Recap of Dean’s Medalist Nominees: Produced by  Kameron Stiffler (lead), Edmer Archilla, Nikki McCabe, Cyrel Mallory, and Raul Reyes of the MCJ Multimedia Production Service At Arts in Motion on Saturday, April 29, the College of Arts and Humanities recognized its students of distinction from all areas of the college in a celebration of creativity and the […]

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Chamber Singers help Library of Congress honor U.S. Poet Laureate Herrera in Washington, D.C.

Chamber Singers in Washington DC

Here is the video from this today’s performance (event begins at about 7 minutes): Here is the video from the evening performance (event begins at about 3:30 minutes): Photo: The Fresno State Chamber Singers rehearse with Dr. Benjamin Boone ahead of their performance at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on April 26 in celebration of U.S. […]

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Creative Writing Program announces three new writing prizes for students

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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Poetry and Prose from Fresno State At the 2017 Rogue Festival

Poetry and Prose flyer for Rogue Festival

Current U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera says that Fresno is the “Capital of Poetry in the World” and the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing takes that literary legacy seriously. Hear the latest poetry and prose from emerging #FresnoWriters in four storytelling and spoken-word shows at the 16th annual Rogue […]

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