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The Fresno 15: Creative Writing Marathon

$3,275
65%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
52 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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The Fresno 15: Creative Writing Marathon

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

 

Anthony Cody

October 2-16

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.

Author website

 

Jeffrey Schultz

October 9-23

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.

 

Marisol Baca

October 16-30

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.

Author website

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$25

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We'll show you some love on our Facebook group page and send you a handwritten thank-you note and a handmade #FresnoWriters button

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$250

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We'll show you some love on our Facebook group page, acknowledge you on the fresnowriters.com website, and send you a Hot Off the Press chapbook, a handwritten thank-you note, and a handmade #FresnoWriters button

$1,000

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We'll show you some love on our Facebook group page and on all @FresnoStateMFA social media, acknowledge you on the fresnowriters.com website, and send you a set of four Hot Off the Press chapbooks, a handwritten thank-you note, and a handmade #FresnoWriters button