Alex Espinoza, associate professor of English at Fresno State, will read from his new novel, “The Five Acts of Diego Leon,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Henry Madden Library, Room 2206. He will sign copies of the book, published by Random House in March, which will be available for purchase at the event as well as at the Kennel Bookstore on campus. The novel explores love, ambition and identity through protagonist Diego Leon, growing up in a rural village at the height of the Mexican Revolution, and ultimately fleeing to Hollywood in the 1920s. The event is sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English. INFO: Alex Espinoza, 559.278.5833 or