‘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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‘Normal’ Authors Explore Narratives of Family, Growth, and Identity

Angela Morales and Bich Minh Nguyen

By Jefferson Beavers Authors Beth Bich Minh Nguyen and Angela Morales will read from their work at The Normal School fall reading event on Friday, Dec. 7, inside The Backroom at The Revue coffee bar, 620 E. Olive Ave. The authors are returning to Fresno after teaching this past summer in The Normal School’s Creative Nonfiction […]

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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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Join us as the University Press celebrates its authors

University Press Author Reception

The Press at California State University, Fresno, will celebrate several of its recently published authors at a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Smittcamp Alumni House. Featured authors and publications will include: Armen Bacon, author of “My Name is Armen (Volume II), Outside the Lines.” This book is a follow-up to Bacon’s […]

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Fresno State professors embark on a CSU Summer Arts journey

Three Arts and Humanities professors will teach Summer Arts courses: Steven Church, Anthony Radford and Faith Sidlow

Students from the world over are drawn to study CSU Summer Arts each summer. The opportunity to live, learn and work in an immersive environment for two weeks with world-renowned artists is just too hard to pass up. But, what draws professors to teach a class during the summer?
Three Fresno State professors from the College of Arts and Humanities can answer that.

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Spring reading series features Levine Prize winner, MFA faculty

Lineup for the spring Fresno Poets' Association Reading Series: Rachel Rinehart, Tim Skeen and Steven Church

The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing will feature the 2016 winner of the Philip Levine Prize and two of its own accomplished faculty authors in its Spring 2018 Fresno Poets’ Association reading series.
Each of the readings will start at 7 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Business building, Room 191) inside the University Business Center.

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‘Normal’ magazine earns high marks for inclusion, notable essays

The Normal School literary magazine wins accolades

~ By Jefferson Beavers, communications specialist, Department of English, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State’s locally grown, nationally known literary magazine, The Normal School, has again earned high marks for gender parity in a nationwide report. The magazine also had five essays and stories mentioned in the newest editions of the annual Best American series. Founded […]

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‘Normal’ authors share stories of diaspora, memory

The Normal School Fall Reading with Jericho Parms (left) and Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas (right)

Nonfiction authors Jericho Parms and Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas will read from their work at The Normal School fall reading event on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Fresno State. The evening will feature readings from each of the authors’ latest works, followed by a reception and book signing. The Normal School reading is free and open to the public.

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