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Author Reading: Meg Day and Lars Horn

Author Reading: Meg Day and Lars Horn

Fresno State's Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing presents an author reading with Meg Day and Lars Horn. The event, hosted by Prof. Venita Blackburn, is a celebration of contemporary queer literature. Featuring a Q&A with the authors and a book signing to follow.

6:30 to 8 PM
Monday, October 16, 2023
Fresno State Library (Ellipse Gallery)

Free admission

Author bios:

Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the co-editor of Laura Hershey: On the Life & Work of an American Master (Pleiades, 2019). The 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, Day’s work can be found in, or forthcoming from, Best American PoetryThe New York TimesPoetry Magazine, & elsewhere. Day is an Assistant Professor in the MFA Program at NC State.

Lars Horn is a writer and translator working in literary and experimental non-fiction. Their first book, VOICE OF THE FISH, won the 2020 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, the 2023 Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, and was named an Honor Book for the 2023 Stonewall Israel Fishman Nonfiction Book Award as well as an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce Selection. The recipient of the Tin House Without Borders Residency and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Horn’s writing has appeared in Granta, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. Initially specialising in Phenomenology and Visual Arts scholarship, they hold MAs from the University of Edinburgh, the École normale supérieure, Paris, and Concordia University, Montreal. They teach at Columbia University and live in New York with their wife, the writer Jaquira Díaz.

LGBTQ2+ Studies Minor
LGBTQ+ Allies Faculty and Staff Network
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 Lot P1 at the Shaw and Maple entrance, across from University High; or in Lot P20 on Barstow east of Cedar. (Campus map)

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

Monday, October 16, 2023


Venita Blackburn

Phone: 559.278.1569
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Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery
5200 Barton Ave
Fresno, CA 93740