Inside The Tower Theatre LoungeThe Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State and California Humanities present an evening with author R. O. Kwon as part of the Diverse Voices in Contemporary Fiction reading series, hosted by Joseph Cassara. Location: Inside the Tower Theatre Lounge, 809 E. Olive Ave., Fresno, CA 93728. Admission is free. Free on-site parking available. Info: 559.278.1569.R. O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead, and it is being translated into six languages. Named a best book of the year by over forty publications, The Incendiaries was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award for Best First Book, Los Angeles Times First Book Prize, and Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize. The book was also nominated for the Aspen Prize, Carnegie Medal, and the Northern California Book Award. Kwon’s next novel, as well as an essay collection, are forthcoming. Kwon’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Buzzfeed, NPR, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Born in South Korea, Kwon has lived most of her life in the United States.Sponsors: Fresno State’s Instructionally Related Activities fund, California Humanities, and The Tower Theatre.All participants are welcome; if you need special accommodations please call 559.278.1569.