EVENT: 28th Annual Young Writers’ Conference, 3/26

March 26th, 2008
The 28th Annual Young Writers’ Conference

With Keynote Speaker
Mona Simpson

9:15 a.m., Satellite Student Union
(Author photo: Casper Tringale)

Mona Simpson is the author of four novels: Off Keck Road, Anywhere but Here, The Lost Father, and A Regular Guy. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Prize, and the Lila Acheson Wallace Award, and is currently a professor at UCLA.

Each spring, the Department of English and the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno, host the Young Writers’ Conference for area high school students.

This conference provides a valuable opportunity for young writers to hear a professional writer read his or her work and answer questions about the creative writing process and the profession in general. It also allows them to meet and interact with other student writers from across the Central Valley, to get a taste of what a university-level writing workshop might be like, and to get feedback on their own writing.

In addition, it provides excellent training and an opportunity for an exchange of ideas among teachers. This conference is an excellent example of an ongoing collaborative effort between area school districts and the University.


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