Event: First Gathering, Fall 2016

The Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter celebrated our first community reading and mixer, the Alumni Open Mic. Admission was free.

Time: 7 to 9 PM
Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Location: The Backroom at Mia Cuppa Caffé (620 E. Olive Avenue)

Megan Bohigian
Cindy Bradley
Wayne Brown
Angela Chaidez Vincent
Ethan Chatagnier
David Cicoletti
Angela Corbett
Matthew Crisp
Carole A. Firstman
Gabriel Ibarra
Melanie Kachadoorian
Kourtnie McKenzie
Marisa Mata
Bryan Medina
Michael Medrano
Diana Portugal
Monique Quintana
Hannah Riccardi
Steven Sanchez
Brenda Venezia
Sally Vogl
Soul Vang

The chapter welcomed ALL creative writing alumni from Fresno State to participate, including those with an MFA (1995 to present) as well as those with a BA or MA in English or another discipline who have studied creative writing here at any time. There was a drawing featuring books by local authors, with proceeds benefiting the chapter. Food and drinks were available for purchase from Mia Cuppa.

Fresno State Alumni Association event page

Archived livestream from Facebook: Part 1 and Part 2

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