Department of English
Centers and Projects
Young Writers' Conference
Since 1980, the English Department welcomes 400+ high school students and teachers to campus for a day of writing.
The Undergraduate Conference on Multiethnic Literatures of the Americas invites students to present their scholarly research.
Fresno Poets' Association
The Creative Writing Program's decades-old reading series, featuring poets and prose writers from Fresno and beyond.
Publishing and Editing Projects
The Normal School magazine
Our national literary magazine is staffed by grad students and features nonfiction, fiction, poetry, interviews, and multimedia.
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.
San Joaquin Review journal
Our department's literary journal is staffed by undergrads and features writing and art by students, alumni, and community.
The Writing Center offers group, one-on-one, and online tutorials for all students interested in improving their writing.
Laureate Lab studio
Inside the Henry Madden Library, become a "visual wordist" with U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera and his fellows.
Levine Reading Room
Inside the Henry Madden Library, explore the personal book collection of the late U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine.
Williams-Inada Writing Contest
A writing contest for Edison High students, honoring alumni authors Sherley Anne Williams and Lawson Fusao Inada.
Fresno Poets Archive Project
Our archive of video recordings from the earliest Fresno Poets' Association readings, researched by undergrad students.