The Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State and California Humanities present an evening with author Emily Nemens 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.Emily Nemens is a writer, illustrator, and editor. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, is published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. In 2018, Nemens became the seventh editor of The Paris Review, the nation’s preeminent literary quarterly. Since her arrival, the magazine has seen record-high circulation, published two anthologies, and produced a second season of its acclaimed podcast. Nemens grew up in Seattle and received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, where she studied art history and studio art. She completed an MFA degree in fiction at Louisiana State University. As an illustrator, she’s collaborated with Harvey Pekar, published her work in The New Yorker, and her watercolor portraits of every woman in congress were featured across the web and on national TV. Her short stories have appeared in Blackbird, Esquire, n+1, The Iowa Review, Hobart, and The Gettysburg Review. She lives in New York and remains a Mariners fan.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.