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2019 Community Read

Katie Fallon's Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird

For 2019, Centre County Reads/CALS Community Read is partnering with Creative Writing at Penn State to celebrate PSU alumna Katie Fallon, author of Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird. Our programming this year will explore questions related to nature, migration, and the nonhuman, and will include a roundtable discussion and a writing contest before we welcome Fallon herself back to campus on April 4. Details for these and other events will be posted below as they are determined. Be sure to check out the Centre County Reads website for additional info. All events are free and open to the public.


"The Changing Nature of Nature Writing" Roundtable Discussion

Join CALS and Centre County Reads on Tuesday, March 12, at 3:30 PM in the Mann Assembly Room in Paterno Library, where invited speakers will be discussing where "nature writing" has been and where it might be headed. Speakers to be announced.


Reading and Discussion with Katie Fallon

Katie Fallon, author of Vulture, will join CALS, Centre County Reads, and Creative Writing at Penn State on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 PM in the Assembly Room of the Nittany Lion Inn, where she'll be in conversation with Penn State English professor Julia Kasdorf, as well as reading selections from her book.