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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‘Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation’

Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger

The 2016-17 theme for the Center for Creativity and the Arts is “Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation.” This year’s theme celebrates the rich artistry of Native peoples of California and North America, as well as the indigenous Mexican diaspora of California’s Central Valley. In October, CCA presented “Elotes con Sangre, the Journey Home, Photographs and ‘Neirikas’ […]

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Fresno Film Festival runs Nov. 11-13

The CineCulture film series continues this weekend with the 2016 Fresno Film Festival Nov. 11-13 at the historic Tower Theatre. Presented with Fresno Filmworks, the festival features eight exclusive feature-length movies from 15 countries, including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&A discussions. FRIDAY, NOV. 11 7 p.m. – “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and […]

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A life-changing photo exhibition 46 years in the making

A long time ago, while he was a 21-year-old social anthropology student at UCLA, Juan Felipe Herrera embarked on a journey to Mexico to meet his people. It would change his life. “My interests had to do with the question of identity, endangered indigenous cultures and social change,” Herrera said. “It was also part of my […]

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New exhibition shows poet laureate Herrera’s indigenous perspective

~ By Tom Urubes, Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com (September 30, 2016) ̶ A new exhibition featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera that celebrates Mexico’s indigenous diaspora in the Central Valley will launch from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the M Street Graduate Studios (1419 M St.) in downtown Fresno. Fresno State’s Center […]

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‘Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation’

The Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) at Fresno State invites the Central Valley community to attend events scheduled for the 2016-2017 arts programming theme, “Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation.” This year’s theme celebrates the rich artistry of Native peoples of California and North America, as well as the indigenous Mexican diaspora of California’s […]

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