2010 Community Read

In 2010, CALS began its affiliation with Centre County Reads in order to further its public reading mission beyond the university. The 2010 Community Read book was Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon.

Hammett Writing Contest Winners:


Overall winner: Andrea Rochat, Penn State MFA student, for "How it All Adds Up" 

Alternative categoryJared Rosello, Penn State MFA student, for "In the Words of Dashiell Hammett" 

Best ParodyDaniel Story, Penn State MFA student, for "The Lady in the White Suit"; honorable mention, Steven Deutch, Penn State Emeritus scientist, for "My Dad, Stanley Spade" 

Best Short Fiction: "Eastman Wise" (a pseudonym), Centre County resident, for "The Saltese Chicken" 

Best under-18 entry: a tie, between Alaina Symanovich ("Love and Darkness") and Jessie Li ("Veils"), both State College High juniors