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FRESNO—An evening with R.O. Kwon
January 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
FRESNO—On Friday, January 31, The Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State presents an evening with author R. O. Kwon as part of the Diverse Voices in Contemporary Fiction reading series, hosted by Joseph Cassara. R. O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead, and it is being translated into six languages. Named a best book of the year by over forty publications, The Incendiaries was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award for Best First Book, Los Angeles Times First Book Prize, and Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize. The book was also nominated for the Aspen Prize, Carnegie Medal, and the Northern California Book Award. Kwon’s next novel, as well as an essay collection, are forthcoming. Kwon’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Buzzfeed, NPR, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Born in South Korea, Kwon has lived most of her life in the United States. Friday, January 31 | 7:00-8:30 p.m. 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.
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