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Author reading: traci kato-kiriyama and Sara Borjas

Fresno State's Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing presents an author reading with traci kato-kiriyama and Sara Borjas, as part of the Fresno Poets' Association series. Hosted by Prof. Brynn Saito.
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Date: Friday, Sept. 9, 2022
Place: Alice Peters Auditorium (PB 191) at Fresno State
Face masks and social distancing are required! (We will be monitoring the Covid situation and be ready with a virtual option, if needed.)
Admission: Free
Parking: Free, in Lot P6
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traci kato-kiriyama (they+she; based on unceded Tongva land in the south bay of Los Angeles) -- author of Navigating With(out) Instruments -- is an award-winning multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary artist, recognized for their work as a writer/performer, theatre deviser, cultural producer, and community organizer. As a storyteller and Artivist, tkk is grounded in collaborative process, collective self-determination, and art+community as intrinsically tied and a critical means toward connection and healing. She is a performer & principal writer for PULLproject Ensemble, two-time NET recipient; NEFA 2021-22 finalist for their show TALES OF CLAMOR. tkk —presented for over 25 years in hundreds of venues throughout North America as a writer, actor, poet, speaker, guest lecturer, facilitator, Artist-in-Residence, and organizing/arts & culture consultant — has come to appreciate a wildly hybrid career (w/ presenters incl. LaMaMa Cabaret; Enwave Theatre; The Smithsonian; The Getty; Skirball Cultural Center; and Hammer Museum, to Zero Gravity; Grand Park; Whisky a Go Go; Hotel Cafe; House Of Blues Foundation Room; and countless universities, arts spaces, and community centers across the country). Their work is also featured in a wide swath of media and print publications (incl. NPR; PBS;; Entropy; Chapparal Canyon Press; Tia Chucha Press; Bamboo Ridge Press; Heyday Books; Regent Press).
Sara Borjas is a self-identified Xicanx pocha and a Fresno poet. Her debut collection, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff (Noemi Press, 2019) received a 2020 American Book Award. Sara was featured as one of Poets & Writers 2019 Debut Poets. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, CantoMundo, Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Postgraduate Writers Conference, and Community of Writers. She believes all Black lives matter and will resist white supremacy until Black liberation is realized. She stays rooted in Fresno.
All participants are welcome; if you need special accommodations, please email or call 559.278.1569.

Friday, September 09, 2022


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