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FRESNO—An evening with Emily Nemens

February 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm

FRESNO—On Friday, February 21, The Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State presents an evening with author Emily Nemens as part of the Diverse Voices in Contemporary Fiction reading series, hosted by Joseph Cassara.

Nemens is a writer, illustrator, and editor. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, is published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. In 2018, Nemens became the seventh editor of The Paris Review, the nation’s preeminent literary quarterly. Since her arrival, the magazine has seen record-high circulation, published two anthologies, and produced a second season of its acclaimed podcast.

Nemens grew up in Seattle and received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, where she studied art history and studio art. She completed an MFA degree in fiction at Louisiana State University. As an illustrator, she’s collaborated with Harvey Pekar, published her work in The New Yorker, and her watercolor portraits of every woman in congress were featured across the web and on national TV. Her short stories have appeared in Blackbird, Esquire, n+1, The Iowa Review, Hobart, and The Gettysburg Review. She lives in New York.

Friday, February 21 | 7–8:30 pm
free parking | free admission

Tower Theater Lounge
809 E. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA

All participants welcome. If you need special accommodations, call 559.278.1569

For more information, visit fresnostate.edu/creativewriting and livewriteworkshop.com. Follow @live.write.workshop on Instagram or @FresnoStateMFA on Twitter.

This program is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.


February 21, 2020
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Tower Theater
809 E Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93728 United States
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