Archive for the ‘ Summer 2011 ’ Category
Congratulations to Liz Scheid! Check out her essay, “In The Language Of” in the magazine, The Collagist.
Well done, Liz!
Great news for Fresno State MFA student, Farooz Rather. He just had another poem accepted for publication! His poem, “Who Is Beauty?” has been accepted for the September issue of new literary journal Reading Hour in Banglore, India. The poem grew as a response to John Ashberry’s poem “Alcove.” Watch for it at the link below.
Congratulations to Fresno State MFA student, Andre Yang, who has been awarded a four-week residency at the UCROSS Foundation for the month of November. The Foundation’s mission is to “foster fresh and innovative thinking in the visual arts, literature, and music by providing residencies, work space and uninterrupted time to individual artists, writers, and composers. The Foundation supports Residents whose work reflects a depth of individual creative exploration and the potential for significant future accomplishments. Situated on a 20,000-acre working cattle ranch, the Ucross Foundation’s unique geographic location introduces individuals to the land, people and ethos of the northern High Plains and Rocky Mountain region. Through its Residency Program, Art Gallery, conferences and special projects, Ucross actively seeks to support an appreciation for vibrant human creativity and aims to cast a reflection into the future from the cultural mirror of our lives and times.”
Congratulations on this great accomplishment!
Andre Yang is a founding member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle (HAWC). Currently studying in the MFA program at California State University, Fresno, he is a Provost Scholar and a Philip Levine Scholar, and works on the editorial staff of The Normal School. Andre is a Kundiman Fellow, and his poetry has appeared in Paj Ntaub Voice, Hyphen Magazine, and the chapbook anthology Here is a Pen (Achiote Press). He is a coeditor of How Do I Begin? A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011) due out this August.
The Fresno Poets’ Association and Fresno State’s MFA Program in Creative Writing is busy at work lining up the fall reading series. We’re happy to announce we’ve booked Frank Bergon for Friday, October 21st at Fresno State’s Alice Peters Auditorium.
Frank Bergon grew up on a ranch in Madera County in California’s San Joaquin Valley. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he earned a Ph.D. in English and American literature at Harvard. He has published ten books with a focus on the history and environment of the American West. He is the editor of The Wilderness Reader and The Journals of Lewis and Clark, and he is the author of the novels, Shoshone Mike, The Temptations of St. Ed & Brother S, and Wild Game. His new novel, Jesse’s Ghost, is set in the Central Valley of California. He has taught at the University of Washington and for many years at Vassar College, where he is Professor Emeritus of English.
Erin Alvarez, Fresno State MFA candidate in fiction, has been accepted into Las Dos Brujas Writers’ Workshop for the summer of 2012. Founded by acclaimed Cuban American writer Cristina Garcia, Erin will be working with noted Chicana writer and performer, Denise Chavez. Held annually in New Mexico, the workshop aims to “present a brand-new early summer conference of week-long workshops, craft talks, and evening readings by a small group of influential, dedicated, and diverse voices in American and international literature.”
Check out their very cool website: www.lasdosbrujas.com.
Hearty congrats, Erin!