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LiveWire online magazine seeking submissions for fall 2018

LiveWire, Penn State Altoona's online media magazine, is accepting art, photography, video, news essays, articles, and animation submissions from students and staff. Submission deadlines for fall 2018 are September 27 and November 2.
Cover of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Give it a Chance! Student blogs highlight "Exit West"

Blogging for a first year honors course, students are exploring how Mohsin Hamid's "Exit West," the 2018-2019 Common Read book that uses loaded and sometimes divisive names in striking and sometimes unexpected ways.
Todd Davis hiking through the snowy woods

Davis debuts "Notes from the Allegheny Front" podcast

“Notes from the Allegheny Front,” a podcast series by Todd Davis, professor of environmental studies and English, will appear several times during each semester.
Mike Branch

Nature writer Mike Branch to offer reading

Nature writer and humorist Mike Branch will read from his most recent book "How To Cuss in Western (And Other Missives from the High Desert)" at noon on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Penn State Altoona's Edith Davis Eve Chapel.
Mohsin Hamid

Submit your question for Mohsin Hamid now!

In preparation for the keynote address, reading, and Q&A by Mohsin Hamid on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, attendees are invited to submit their questions now.
Erin C. Murphy

Murphy’s essays featured in "Brevity," other journals

Erin Murphy, professor of English, has had one of her creative nonfiction essays featured in the "Brevity" literary journal podcast.
Ian Marshall and Erin Murphy

Ian Marshall and Erin Murphy to read from new poetry books

The two English faculty members will read from their new books of poetry on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in rooms 101-103 of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Hard Freight fall 2018 - submissions

Hard Freight Submissions Deadline October 30

The deadline for fall 2018 submissions to Hard Freight, Penn State Altoona’s online student literary magazine, is Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at midnight.
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley posing in front of a poster for her new education initiative

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley launches Young Scholars of Liberia educational initiative

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English, established the non-profit organization Young Scholars of Liberia to engage youth, particularly young girls, in Liberia in literacy, literature and writing as a means of inspiring excellence.