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Todd Davis, Erin Murphy, Steve Sherrill

Three faculty works named finalists for Book of the Year

Todd Davis, Erin Murphy, and Steven Sherrill each have a book up for the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year award.
Todd Davis

Todd Davis's "Winterkill" is finalist for book of the year honor

Todd Davis's book of poems has been named a finalist for the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year.
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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley serves as judge for poetry contests

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley was selected by the North Carolina Poetry Society and Brunel International African Poetry Prize to judge their respective competitions.
Steve Sherrill

Penn State Altoona faculty member addresses the Minotaur in his life

Penn State Altoona Associate Professor of English and Integrative Arts Steven Sherrill, is a writer, an artist and a musician who has great respect for the process of creating.

Sherrill's latest book reviewed in The New York Times

Steve Sherrill's latest book, "The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time," was recently reviewed in The New York Times. The book is a sequel to Sherrill's first novel, "The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break." Sherrill, associate professor of English and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona.

A life in poetry

Patrica Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English, talks poetry and the opportunities that come with being a writer.
Todd Davis

Penn State Altoona to honor its own Todd Davis with Meling Award

Todd Davis, professor of English at Penn State Altoona, will receive the Kjell Meling Award for Distinction in the Arts and Humanities at 7 p.m. April 28 in the Edith Davis Eve Memorial Chapel. Penn State Altoona initiated the Meling Award in 2006 to honor the memory of its longtime associate dean for Academic Affairs, who passed away in 2005. The award is intended to memorialize Meling's love of literature and language and his unwavering support as an administrator for the development of Penn State Altoona's faculty as scholars and artists.
2016 African American Read-In

Penn State Altoona to hold 2016 African-American Read-In events

The 27th annual African-American Read-In Chain will be celebrated at Penn State Altoona Feb. 14 to 15. This year's theme is "This Land: Place, Belonging, and Community in the African-American Experience."