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Fresno Writers Summit

Fresno Writers Summit

Fresno State’s Creative Writing Alumni Chapter presents the first Fresno Writers Summit, celebrating new books by Fresno State alumni authors. The event host is author Brynn Saito, coordinator of the university’s Master of Fine Arts program.

1 to 8 PM
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023
Music Concert Hall (M 126)

$10 General Admission
Free for Fresno State students (with promo code)

Link: Register to Attend


1 to 2 PM — Creative Writing Prize Showcase
Featuring readings by award-winning student writers Mialise Carney, Hermelinda Hernandez Monjaras, Celeste Jones, Sharon K. McClain, James T. Morrison, Alejandro Perea-Sanchez, Jacob Reina, Kaylee Ruiz, and Alberto Saldaña Uribe. With introductions by student writer Stella Velez.

2:30 to 4 PM — Debut Authors
Featuring readings by alumni authors Pilar Christiana Graham, Padraig Hogan, and Gabriel Ibarra. With introductions by alumni writer Angela Chaidez Vincent, and a book signing to follow.

4 to 6 PM — Break
Dinner on your own.

6 to 7:30 PM — Keynote Authors
Featuring readings by alumni authors Anthony Cody and Kathy Fagan. With introductions by alumni writer Yia Lee, and a book signing to follow.

Link: Read the Author Bios

Link: Read the Creative Writing Prize news release

Link: Register to Attend

Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter
Fresno Poets' Association reading series

All attendees are strongly encouraged (but not required) to wear a mask when indoors. Visit for current campus health updates.

All attendees must register in advance or at the venue. Doors will open 30 minutes before each session. Proceeds benefit future creative writing alumni events and student scholarships.

Free parking in Lot P1 at the Shaw and Maple entrance, across from University High; or in Lot P31 at the Shaw and Barton entrance, next to the Resnick Student Union. (Campus map)

There will be no livestream available. The event will be recorded for future broadcast on the Fresno State MFA YouTube channel, and links will be shared with attendees.

All participants are welcome. For disability related accommodations or access information, please contact Jefferson Beavers at or 559.278.1569. Requests should be made at least one week in advance of the event.

Saturday, September 16, 2023


Jefferson Beavers

Phone: 559.278.1569
Website: Click to Visit

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2380 E Keats Ave
Fresno, CA 93740