Fresno City College

Actor John Cho At the Speakers Forum at Fresno City College

by Steven Sanchez



For years, the Speakers Forum held at Fresno City College has brought high-profile names to grace their stage. There was the actor Taye Diggs, the philosopher and activist Cornell West, author Max Brooks, and Sheryl Underwood who is an FCC Graduate and Co-host of The Talk on CBS … just to name a few. These events are for the students and are free to the public. Those who attended these events walked away with knowledge and lessons learned, no matter who was the speaker.

Festival of Fright and Teasers Trilogy of Terror

by Mallory Moad



Halloween is fast approaching, bringing treats and attractions from the ridiculous (candy corn) to the sublime (anything that isn’t candy corn). In-person events are returning in full force with traditional family friendly trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, trunk-or-treats, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. And for the adults, there’s the ever popular haunted house/forest/asylum/whatever. Depending on your age and entertainment preferences, you can dress up and get a sugar high or be scared silly.

Two Local Rogue Performer Previews: Beyond the Backyard/The Line

by Marc Gonzalez,
Jonathon Hogan, Ricardo Temores Jr., & Karina Balfour


UR Here Theater is thrilled to be officially opening as Fresno’s newest theater company at the 2021 Rogue Festival with Beyond the Backyard: UR Here for One-Acts. We are featuring three ten-minute one-act plays: 2B or Nah: Sexting Hamlet written by Donna Latham; Byzantine written by Tlaloc Rivas; and Every Creeping Thing written by David Beardsley.

Project 19

by Mallory Moad



The year 2020 will no doubt be remembered as one of the worst ever. It’s been a stressful, divisive time, with Covid-19 in the forefront, putting our resiliency and sanity to the test.

LitHop 2017: Ghosts, Wombs, and Crazy Moons

by Sarah A. Peterson-Camacho


LitHop 2017, an annual literary festival founded last year by former Fresno Poet Laureate Lee Herrick as a fundraiser for the Fresno Arts Council’s poetry programs, kicked off last Saturday, April 29, in an array of venues around Fresno’s Tower District. Forty diverse readings spread out over five hours, featuring the work of more than 150 writers, explored themes of love, hate, sex, violence, politics, motherhood, cultural identity and heritage, and feminism.

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