ALTOONA, Pa. — Students from any Penn State college or campus who want to explore careers in professional writing are invited to a fall speaker series featuring writers and editors from a range of industries.
The series, held in conjunction with ENGL 417: The Editorial Process, features six speakers with careers in creative writing, publishing, magazine editing, investigative journalism, and freelance writing and editing.
The sessions will take place from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Zoom. Attendees may submit questions in advance or ask during the sessions.
- Wednesday, Sept. 14: Erin Murphy
Erin Murphy is a professor of English at Penn State Altoona.
- Wednesday, Sept. 21: Rachel Mennies
Rachel Mennies is the owner of The Little Book, a company that provides writing and editing services to individuals, nonprofits, and businesses.
- Wednesday, Oct. 12: Anne Trubek
Anne Trubek is the founder and publisher of Belt Magazine and Belt Publishing, dedicated to sharing stories by writers from underrepresented backgrounds.
- Monday, Oct. 17: Robyn S. Rydzy
Robyn Rydzy is managing editor of the Penn Stater magazine, a bimonthly publication for members of the Penn State Alumni Association.
- Wednesday, Nov. 2: Isabel Cristo
Isabel Cristo is an associate editor at The Atlantic Magazine where she fact-checks and edits for print, web, and audio. She also works as a freelance fact-checker and research assistant.
- Wednesday, Nov. 30: Sarah Rafacz
Sarah Rafacz is editor of the State College bureau of Spotlight PA, which aims to produce nonpartisan investigative journalism about issues affecting the region.
To attend a session, contact Kyle King at [email protected].