The Fresno 15 project will feature award-winning Fresno writers in a creative writing challenge and fundraiser to benefit the Larry Levis Creative Writing Memorial Scholarship. Volunteer authors run a "literary marathon," writing 15 pieces in 15 days, while the rest of us "sponsor" and encourage them as they write.
Visit the project website to follow our authors and their progress: fresnowriters.com
MFA Creative Writing, Fresno State, 2020; BA English, Fresno State, 2004
Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), which won the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize. He is a CantoMundo fellow, an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press, and he currently serves as a graduate fellow in the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio at Fresno State, where he studies poetry in the MFA Creative Writing Program.
MFA Creative Writing, University of Oregon, 2003; BA English, Fresno State, 2001
Jeffrey Schultz is the author of two National Poetry Series selections: Civil Twilight (Ecco, 2017) and What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other (Georgia, 2014). Along with his wife and partner-in-all-things, he lives in Los Angeles, surrounded by a seemingly ever-increasing brood of rescue animals.
MFA Creative Writing, Cornell University, 2007; BA English, Fresno State, 2003
Marisol Baca is the author of Tremor (Three Mile Harbor, 2018). In 2019, she was named Fresno Poet Laureate. She is the first woman to hold this title, and her poem "The Origin of Certain Place Names: for Fresno" was designated the city's official poem. She is an English professor at Fresno City College, and she has established a community for women writers of color that seeks to support and uplift their writing endeavors.