Distinguished visiting writer in residence Sharon Bryan will read from her latest work Thursday, Feb. 23, at California State University, Fresno, The 7:30 p.m. event will be held in the Alice Peters Auditorium inside the University Business Center, 5245 N. Backer Ave. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Bryan, who is teaching two graduate classes this semester for the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing, is known for experimenting with point of view in her poetry. Her work has earned her two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry and she has won the Academy of American Poets Prize. Bryan recently completed her fourth poetry collection, “Stardust,” and has edited two anthologies. She has also won the Discovery Award from The Nation.

Bryan, who lives in Washington state, has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Utah, an master’s degree in anthropology from Cornell University, and an MFA degree in poetry from the University of Iowa writer’s workshop.

The College of Arts and Humanities and the MFA program are co-hosting the event, with support from the English Department and the student-run San Joaquin Literary Association. For details, call the English Department at 559. 278.2553.

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