Creative Writing students, alumni, faculty perform at 2019 Rogue Festival

Fresno Writers Live - Brynn Saito, Ethan Chatagnier, Kimberly Horg, Steven Church, Ronald Dzerigian, Danielle Potter, Joseph Cassara, Carole A. Firstman, Esmeralda Gamez, Venita Blackburn, David Campos, and Jer Xiong

Fresno Writers Live will feature the latest poetry and prose from 12 Fresno writers in four storytelling and spoken-word shows. The shows will include four MFA grad students, four alumni authors from the Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter, and four faculty authors from the Department of English.

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California author Mark Irwin wins 2018 Levine Prize for Poetry

Author Mark Irwin

The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing announced California author Mark Irwin as the winner of the 2018 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes a $2,000 award and publication of his 10th book, “Shimmer.”

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Seven Creative Writing Alumni Publish First Books in 2017-18

Seven Creative Writing Alumni Publish First Books in 2017-18

Seven alumni authors from the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing published their first books in 2017 and 2018, following a record publishing year in 2016. In total, 15 of the program’s alumni have now published their first books in the past three years.

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Graduate student symposium features keynote on the humanities and hope

SESA Symposium Keynote Speaker Dr. Steve Adisasmito-Smith

~ By Jefferson Beavers, communication specialist, Department of English English faculty and award-winning translator Dr. Steve Adisasmito-Smith will deliver a keynote address entitled “The Humanities: An Evolving Hope” as part of the second annual Students of English Studies Association symposium on Dec. 13 and 14 on campus. Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, dean of the College of […]

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‘Normal’ magazine again among nation’s best for inclusion, notable essays

The Normal School magazine covers

By Jefferson Beavers For the fourth year in a row, Fresno State’s locally grown, nationally known literary magazine, The Normal School, has earned high marks for gender parity in a nationwide report. The magazine also had four essays mentioned in the newest editions of the annual Best American series. The Normal School was again celebrated in […]

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Peter Everwine, poet and Fresno State professor emeritus, dies at 88

Peter Everwine, Poet and Emeritus Professor at Fresno State

By Jefferson Beavers Dr. Peter Everwine, a professor emeritus of English at Fresno State and nationally acclaimed poet and translator, died in Fresno on Oct. 28 at the age of 88. Services for Mr. Everwine are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 at Farewell Funeral Services, 660 W. Locust Ave. #101 in Fresno. The […]

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Reading Series Features New Faculty, Professor Emeritus

C. G. Hanzlicek

The fall 2018 Fresno Poets’ Association reading series celebrates Fresno State writers, including an accomplished poet and professor emeritus, and a featured reading with two new fiction faculty from the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. Admission is free to all three community readings, which are sponsored by the Fresno State College of […]

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The Normal School’s ‘The Spirit of Disruption’ book is on sale now

The Spirit of Disruption book cover. Selections from The Normal School magazine.

~ By Benjamin Kirk, communications specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities A decade in the making, The Normal School teamed up with San Francisco-based publisher Outpost 19 to publish a series of the magazine’s best essays. The Normal School is the locally grown, nationally known literary magazine produced at Fresno State. Graduate students […]

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