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Marathon Read 2018: Pages from 1968

When Sep 13, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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This year the Marathon Read joins in the commemoration of 50 years since the watershed year of 1968. The Marathon Read will feature texts written or published in 1968, including Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and works from Joan Didion, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Munro, Jorge Luis Borges, Susan Sontag, Galway Kinnell, and others.

The 2018 Marathon Read will occur on September 13 from 10am to 10pm on the Pattee Mall. Stop by for special guest readers, food, and to hear great writing from 1968.

All are welcome to read and listen. If you are interested in reading, sign up by visiting marathonread.psu.edu.

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First Book Institute

The stakes of successful publishing by early career professors are more urgent than ever given the current state of higher education promotion and publishing. Responding to a glaring need in the field, the First Book Institute features workshops and presentations led by institute faculty aimed at assisting participants in transforming their book projects into ones that promise to make the most significant impact possible on the field and thus land them a publishing contract with a top university press.
When Jun 03, 2018 12:00 AM to
Jun 09, 2018 12:00 AM
Where Penn State University Park Campus
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A Discussion with Author Sunil Yapa

Sunil Yapa will be visiting the Freeman Auditorium in the HUB to be interviewed by WPSU and then will invite questions from the audience about his novel "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist."
When Mar 21, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Freeman Auditorium, HUB
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Sunil Yapa is a State College native who received his BA from Penn State and his MFA in Fiction from Hunter College in New York City in 2010, where he was a Hertog Fellow for Zadie Smith. The biracial son of a Sri Lankan father and a mother from Montana, Yapa has lived around the world, including, Greece, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina, China, and India, as well as, London, Montreal, and New York City. He currently lives in Central Pennsylvania, and teaches in low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College. We are thrilled that he is returning to State College to discuss his novel with us.

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