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Wild Nights with Emily

When Sep 23, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
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The Center for American Literary Studies and the State Theatre Present

Wild Nights with Emily

Monday, September 23, 7-9:30 PM

The State Theatre

130 West College Avenue


While the 7 PM film showing of "Wild Nights with Emily" will still take place as scheduled, the Q & A scheduled to take place with Martha Nell Smith following the film--and advertised on the flyer for this event--has had to be cancelled due to a personal emergency with Martha's family.  While we regret that the Q & A will no longer take place, we do hope you will still be able to join us for the film showing of "Wild Nights with Emily" at 7 PM at the State Theatre!

Join us for a showing of the film WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY!  The film follows Emily Dickinson (played by comedian Molly Shannon) and her prolific mid-nineteenth century writing career as well as her passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman--her friend and sister-in-law Susan.  While seeking publication, Emily (Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst’s most bizarre love triangle. The film is vibrant, irreverent, and tender, as well as a timely critique of how women’s history is rewritten.

Adults – $7.00 (includes fee); Students – $4.00 (includes fee)

Tickets available in person at the State Theatre box office.

2019 Penn State Marathon Reading

When Sep 19, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where The lawn in front of the Pattee/Paterno Library
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Myths, Legends, and Songs from around the World


During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 12-hour period. This year's event, Myths, Legends, and Songs from around the World will incorporate short stories and songs from a number of languages taught and spoken on (our) campus at Penn State!

Anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups --  classes, teams, social organizations -- are encouraged to participate by  volunteering for larger blocks of time.

There will be donuts, pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises.

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance? Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian? EMAIL us at

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Meet the Creek

When Mar 31, 2019
from 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
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Join Centre County Reads at Shaver’s Creek to bring back the center’s weekend animal program in the newly constructed raptor center. Inspired by Katie Fallon’s Vulture: the Private Life of an Unloved Bird, we will be celebrating these fascinating ecosystem cleaners. Meet the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center’s resident Turkey and Black Vultures, as well as other avian scavengers, such as Bald and Golden Eagles.