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Department of English

Centers and Projects

Annual Events

Prof Nichols speaks at Young Writers Conference

Young Writers' Conference

Since 1980, the English Department welcomes 400+ high school students and teachers to campus for a day of writing.

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UCMLA 2020 student organizers

UCMLA conference

The Undergraduate Conference on Multiethnic Literatures of the Americas invites students to present their scholarly research.

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Prof. Saito speaks

Fresno Poets' Association

The Creative Writing Program's decades-old reading series, featuring poets and prose writers from Fresno and beyond.

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Publishing and Editing Projects

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The Normal School magazine

Our national literary magazine is staffed by grad students and features nonfiction, fiction, poetry, interviews, and multimedia.

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Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

Our national book contest is staffed by grad students and honors the beloved U.S. Poet Laureate and professor emeritus.

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San Joaquin Review journal

Our department's literary journal is staffed by undergrads and features writing and art by students, alumni, and community. 

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Campus Spaces

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Writing Center

The Writing Center offers group, one-on-one, and online tutorials for all students interested in improving their writing.

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Laureate Lab studio

Inside the Library, become a "visual wordist" with U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera and his fellows.

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Levine Reading Room

Inside the Library, explore the personal book collection of the late U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine.

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Special Projects

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Williams-Inada Writing Contest

A writing contest for Edison High students, honoring alumni authors Sherley Anne Williams and Lawson Fusao Inada. 

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Fresno Poets Archive Project

Our archive of video recordings from the earliest Fresno Poets' Association readings, researched by undergrad students.

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