Cal State Los Angeles to offer a new MFA in Bilingual Creative Writing and Creative Media

Los Angeles writer, La Puente native, and Fresno State Creative Writing Professor, Alex EspinoCSU Los Angelesza, will be joining the Cal State L.A. faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year as a Visiting Associate Professor and interim director of a new MFA in Bilingual Creative Writing and Creative Media program. In his own words he says:

“I look forward to returning to my wonderful city of Los Angeles, a place that I love fiercely and unconditionally, a place whose landscape and personality is so ingrained in my blood and bones…Not only am I thrilled to be having this opportunity to help strengthen an already vibrant literary scene…and to be in the San Gabriel Valley, so close to where I grew up? It’s my chance, finally, to give back to my community…”

In such a multicultural city as Los Angeles, with at least 50% of the population being Latino, it’s only appropriate that Cal State L.A., which founded the country’s first Chicano Studies program, creates a bilingual creative writing program. To mentor more writers of color and get their necessary stories, their voices, out into the world.

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