Fresno State Talks lecture series covers chemistry, camaraderie and Bob Dylan

Fresno State Talks

~ By Kathleen Schock, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Three Fresno State professors — nominated and selected by students for their abilities to engage, challenge and inspire — will share their bold ideas and discoveries with the public during the fifth annual Fresno State Talks lecture series in February. The free, public lectures will be Feb. 8, […]

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Eight creative writing alumni publish first books in 2016

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Eight alumni authors from the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing published their first books in 2016, a new record for the program. The graduate Master of Fine Arts program offers advanced training in the writing of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The heart […]

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Community film premiere celebrates poet alumnus Larry Levis

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing will host the Central California premiere of a new documentary film about the late author Larry Levis, a nationally honored poet and Fresno State alumnus who grew up in Selma. The film premiere will be at 6:30 […]

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Soul Vang Scholarship and Hmong minor forge connections with community

  A new Hmong minor and the establishment of a new scholarship will allow Fresno State “to connect more closely with our Hmong neighbors in this community and beyond,” President Joseph I. Castro said last night at a celebration attended by more than 200 people. The event was held in honor of the Soul Vang Scholarship, […]

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Alumnus Soul Vang creates endowed scholarship, poetry prize

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State celebrated trailblazing Hmong-American alumnus Soul Vang (soulvang.net/) for creating an endowed scholarship and annual poetry prize aimed at encouraging students to pursue their passion for writing about the Asian-American experience. Vang, a poet and educator who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and a […]

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Fall literary readings feature celebrated writers, film premiere

~ by Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com; Creative Writing Program graduate assistant Rose Galaviz contributed to this report The fall 2016 Fresno Poets’ Association Reading Series will include an acclaimed literary publisher, faculty from the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing (fresnostate.edu/creativewriting) at Fresno State and a special film premiere featuring a beloved Fresno poet. […]

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Work to begin soon on Philip Levine Reading Room

The creation of the Philip Levine Reading Room will soon begin on campus at the Henry Madden Library. The reading room will house Levine’s personal collection of poetry and literature, generously donated by his family to benefit Fresno State and the community.   The reading room will be located on the second floor of the Henry […]

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