Upcoming Events

AWP Seattle, Friday, March 10 (Book Signing, 2:00-3:00 P.M.)

What Books Press table in the book fair.

Saint Augustine Poetry Festival, Flagler College April 15 (Reading/Panel)

11:00 A.M., Markland House


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 22, 23 (co-emcee, Poetry Stage)

Event Schedule


Past Events

Fresno Writers Live (online only), Tuesday May 24: 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (10:00 p.m. Eastern) | Register here.

Join us for an evening with authors Stacey Balkun and M. L. Williams!
The Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter presents #FresnoWriters Live, an online reading to celebrate two Fresno writers with newly released books: Stacey Balkun and M. L. Williams. Each author’s bio can be found on the registration page. This reading is to celebrate Stacey’s latest poetry collection, “Sweetbitter,” and Marty’s latest poetry collection, “Game.” “Sweetbitter” is for sale in advance directly from Stacey’s author website.Click here to buy “Sweetbitter” “Game” is for sale in advance from Marty’s preferred bookseller, Bookshop.Click here to buy “Game” Date and time:Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. (PST) Admission: $5Advance registration is required. All proceeds split between the alumni chapter and the authors. 
Register now
 We encourage participation by people of all abilities. If accommodations are needed, contact alumni@mail.fresnostate.edu.


Tallahassee, Friday, May 13, time 7:00-9:00 p.m. |Blue Tavern

Poetry by me, prose by Rick Campbell, with music by Bill Richeson

Rick Campbell is a poet, essayist, and editor living on  Alligator Point, Florida. His most recent book is a collection of essays, Sometimes the Light, from Main Street Rag Press. His most recent collection of poems is Provenance (Blue Horse Press.) He’s published six other poetry books as well as poems and essays in journals including The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Gargoyle, Fourth River, Kestrel, and the Alabama Literary Review. He teaches in the Sierra Nevada University MFA Program and at Florida A&M University.  rickcampbell.net

Music by  Bill Richeson.   



Los Angeles, Sunday, April 24: 12:30 PM —  12:45 PM| Poetry Stage | University of Southern California

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Fresno, April 14: Naming the Lost Reading (San Joaquin River Parkway River Center: Live jazz 6:00-7:00, Reading 7:00-8:00 p.m.)