Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer content

Calendar of Events

Event Details

Author Reading: Brian Turner

Author Reading: Brian Turner

Fresno State's Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing presents an author reading with Brian Turner. The event, hosted by Prof. Steven Church, is organized by The Normal School literary magazine. Featuring a Q&A with Turner moderated by California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick, and a book signing to follow.

7 to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Alice Peters Auditorium (PB 191)

Free admission

Author bio:

Brian Turner is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently: The Wild Delight of Wild Things (2023), The Goodbye World Poem (2023), and The Dead Peasant’s Handbook (2023), all with Alice James Books. His other poetry collections include Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise, and the memoir My Life as a Foreign Country. He is the editor of The Kiss and co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres anthologies. A musician, he has also written and recorded several albums with The Interplanetary Acoustic Team, including 11 11 (Me Smiling) and The Retro Legion’s American Undertow. His poems and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, Harper’s, among other fine journals, and he was featured in the documentary film Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, which was nominated for an Academy Award. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has received a USA Hillcrest Fellowship in Literature, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, the Poets’ Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. A Fresno State alumnus, he lives in Orlando, Florida, with his dog, Dene, the world’s sweetest golden retriever.

This event is supported by Fresno State's Instructionally Related Activities fund.

All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when indoors. Visit for current campus health updates.

Parking costs $5 in Lots P5 and P6, east of the Peters Business building. (Campus map)

There will be no livestream available.

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2023


Steven Church

Phone: 559.278.1569
Website: Click to Visit

Alice Peters Auditorium (PB 191) View Directions to the Venue Directions WeatherView Venue Weather

University Business Center
5245 N Backer Ave
Fresno, CA 93740