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"The Art of Protest" Writing and Art Contests Mar 01, 2018 12:00 AM
How does one capture the sometimes fast-paced, sometimes patient events of protests? Can one enact protest through writing or art? Submit art pieces by January 26th and writing by March 1st.
First Book Institute from Jun 04, 2017 11:55 PM to Jun 10, 2017 11:55 PM
Centre County Reads Kickoff Event Feb 10, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM Bellefonte Historical Museum,
Join Centre County Reads for hands-on community activism as area knitting clubs host a knit-a-thon. Knitters of all ages and experience levels will work on projects to donate to Housing Transitions, Inc.
"What is Activist Literature?" Roundtable Feb 27, 2018 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library,
In Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, Sunil Yapa reimagines the chaotic World Trade Organization (WTO) protests that took place in Seattle at the end of the twentieth century. Inspired by the novel’s themes of activism, protest, and community, this roundtable discussion will feature three invited panelists who will use the novel as a touchstone for a broader discussion centered on the question of what makes a piece of literature “activist”?
A Discussion with Author Sunil Yapa Mar 21, 2018 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM Freeman Auditorium, HUB,
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."
2018 Spring Symposium: Institutionally Speaking Mar 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library,
Institutionally Speaking: The Object(s) of American Literary and Cultural Criticism The Seventh Annual CALS Spring Symposium
First Book Institute from Jun 03, 2018 12:00 AM to Jun 09, 2018 12:00 AM Penn State University Park Campus,
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.
Marathon Read 2017 from Sep 07, 2017 12:00 PM to Sep 08, 2017 12:00 PM The lawn in front of Pattee/Paterno Library,
Marathon Read 2018: Pages from 1968 Sep 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM