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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley Headshot

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley to read poetry at international literary conference

Wesley will read as part of a celebration of Autumn House Press's 20th Anniversary at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference.

"Hard Freight" submission deadline extended

Students may now submit entries of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art through March 1, 2018.
A student reader participates in the 2018 African American Read-In

Penn State Altoona hosts 2018 African American Read-In

The event featured a community dinner, an open mic reading marathon, and featured speakers.
Gabeba Baderoon

Heard on Campus: Gabeba Baderoon at Penn State Altoona

Gabeba Baderoon, keynote speaker for the 2018 African American Read-In Chain, presented “Writing the World: The Poetry of African Women in the Diaspora” at Penn State Altoona.
Andrew Belser

Heard on Campus: Andrew Belser at Penn State Altoona

Andrew Belser, the 2017-18 Penn State Laureate, presented "FaceAge: Empathy Rising Across Generations" at Penn State Altoona.
Alum Erin Kelly

The View from Here

Unwilling to be limited by a disability, alum Erin Kelly shares her voice through her writing.
Cover of Hard Freight fall 2017

Fall 2017 Issue of "Hard Freight" Published

The issue includes poems, short stories, essays, and artworks by current students as well as a selection by Emerging Writer-in-Residence Tom Bennitt.