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Department of English

Events Calendar

The Department of English and the Creative Writing Program host a wide variety of scholarly and literary events throughout the year, highlighting both the work of visiting writers and educators as well as our own students, faculty, and alumni. Events listed here are open to the public.


MFA Showcase

6:30 PM  •  Friday, February 10, 2023  •  Conley Art Auditorium (CA 101)

Featuring: Rosie Bates, Mialise Carney, Amber L. Carpenter, and Dylon Romo

Event details  •  Register for livestream

Author Reading: Maya Pindyck

6 PM  •  Thursday, February 16, 2023  •  Zoom (Online)

Part of the Fresno Poets' Association series

Event details  •  Register to attend

MFA Showcase

6:30 PM  •  Friday, February 24, 2023  •  Conley Art Auditorium (CA 101)

Featuring: Michael Cantú, Rebecca Fipps, Andrea Marin Contreras, and Cristina Sandoval

Event details  •  Register for livestream

UCMLA Conference

March 3 - 4, 2023  •  Zoom (Online)

Featuring keynotes from Shadab Zeest Hashmi and LeiLani Nishime

Event details to come

Fresno Writers Live at Rogue Festival

5 PM  •  Saturday, March 4, 2023  •  Veni Vidi Vici (1116 N. Fulton St.)

Featuring students from the San Joaquin Literary Association

Event details to come

Fresno Writers Live at Rogue Festival

2 PM  •  Sunday, March 5, 2023  •  Veni Vidi Vici (1116 N. Fulton St.)

Featuring students from the Chicanx Writers and Artists Association

Event details to come

Fresno Writers Live at Rogue Festival

5:30 PM  •  Thursday, March 9, 2023  •  Veni Vidi Vici (1116 N. Fulton St.)

Featuring students from Prof. Brynn Saito's English 195 senior seminar

Event details to come

Fresno Writers Live at Rogue Festival

2 PM  •  Saturday, March 11, 2023  •  Veni Vidi Vici (1116 N. Fulton St.)

Featuring students from Prof. Brynn Saito's English 195 senior seminar

Event details to come

Author Reading: Dionne Irving

7 PM  •  Friday, March 17, 2023  • Conley Art Auditorium (CA 101)

Hosted by The Normal School magazine

Event details  •  Register for livestream

MFA Showcase

6:30 PM  •  Friday, March 24, 2023  •  Duncan Patio (University Business Center)

Featuring: Patricia Flores Yrarrázaval, Amanda Silva, Isaac Weil, and Gaoyong Yang-Vang

Event details  •  Register for livestream

English Department Awards

6:30 PM  •  Friday, April 14, 2023  •  Zoom (Online)

Part of the College of Arts and Humanities' annual Arts In Motion week

Event details to come

Young Writers' Conference

Wednesday, April 26, 2023  •  Satellite Student Union (SSU)

Featuring keynote from Ethan Chatagnier

Event details to come

Book Launch: hais journal

7 PM  •  Friday, May 5, 2023  •  Zoom (Online)

Hosted by the Hmong American Ink and Stories club

Event details to come


Question about the events calendar?
Contact administrative staff Jefferson Beavers