Provost Awards honor CAH faculty

Dr. Melanie Hernandez, Faith Sidlow and Steven Church

The Provost’s Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the outstanding teaching, research and service that is central to the mission of Fresno State. Honorees provide students with a stimulating environment that fosters learning and affirms the University as an intellectual and cultural leader in the Central Valley.

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Krystal Cantu, Student of Distinction

Krystal Cantu

In the Fall of 2018, a serious car accident fractured Krystal Cantu’s spine in three places — challenging her determination to continue her education. In her perseverance, she has continued to thrive in her education — earning further respect from the English department faculty and colleagues.

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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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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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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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