Hmong American author Moua shares her bride price story

Author Mai Neng Moua will discuss her book "The Bride Price"

Pioneering author and editor Mai Neng Moua will read from her new nonfiction book “The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story” at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Fresno State. The evening, hosted by the Hmong American Writers’ Circle and the Fresno State Hmong minor option, will feature a reading by the author and a Q&A session moderated by Dr. Kao-ly Yang, followed by a reception and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

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Creative Writing Program announces three new writing prizes for students

Photo of notebook, keyboard and coffee

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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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 Fresno State celebrated trailblazing Hmong-American alumnus Soul Vang ( 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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