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Author Reading: Cynthia Guardado

Author Reading: Cynthia Guardado

Fresno State's Chicanx Writers and Artists Association presents an author reading with Cynthia Guardado. The event, hosted by CWAA students, is supported by the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. Includes an author Q&A and book signing.

6:30 to 8 PM
Friday, April 5, 2024
Kremen Education Building (ED 170) at Fresno State

Free admission

Cynthia Guardado (she/her/hers) is the daughter of Salvadoran born parents, poet, and activist. She earned her bachelor's from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received her Master of Fine Arts from California State University, Fresno with an emphasis in poetry. She is the author of two collections of poetry: Cenizas (University of Arizona Press 2022) and ENDEAVOR (World Stage Press 2017). Guardado also translated and transcribed interviews with journalist and Cuban exile Normando Hernandez Gonzalez, which were published in The Madrid Conversations (New Orleans Press 2013). She was the winner of the Concurso Binacional De Poesía Pellicer-Frost in 2017 (México) and a finalist for the National Poetry Series in 2019. Her poems have appeared in Poetry MagazineU.S. Latinx Voices in Poetry, The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, ITWOW: In the Words of Women International Anthology, Huizache, Bozalta Journal, The Acentos Review, The Packinghouse Review, and The Normal School. In 2023, the LA Times article “How the Salvadoran diaspora became a literary juggernaut” said that Cenizas “at it’s core has an essential question: how should the generation after a war relate to the violence that has preceded us, where do we go next?” She is currently a Professor of English at Fullerton College, where she is dedicated to social change in and out of the classroom.

Author website: 

You can order a copy of Cenizas from the author's preferred bookseller, the University of Arizona Press. Books will also be for sale at the event.

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 is free after 5 PM in Lot P1, at the Shaw and Maple campus entrance. (Campus map)

There will be no livestream available.

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

Friday, April 05, 2024


Victoria Monsivaiz

Phone: 559.278.1569
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5005 N Maple Ave
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