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John Champagne leans on a chair in Lilley Library

Champagne named Penn State Laureate

'I want people to have a clearer historical sense of the often vexed and contradictory relationship between art and politics,' says John Champagne, professor of English and chair of Global Languages and Cultures at Penn State Behrend.
Karen Craigo pictured.

Poet Karen Craigo to read from new book during Penn State Behrend visit

Poet Karen Craigo will read poems from her latest collection, “No More Milk,” on Thursday, April 12, when the 2017-18 edition of the Creative Writers Reading Series returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Novelist Melissa Fraterrigo to read from new book during Behrend visit

On Thursday, March 29, Melissa Fraterrigo will read excerpts from her new novel “Glory Days” as part of Penn State Behrend's Creative Writers Reading Series. Her 6 p.m. reading and the reception preceding it are free and open to the public.
Graphic promoting 2017 Lake Effect poetry contest

'Lake Effect' selects best high school poems

A national poetry contest sponsored by our B.F.A. in creative writing program drew nearly 2,000 entries.
Poetry centered in black circle.

Lake Effect National High School Poetry Contest receives nearly 2,000 entries

Students from Massachusetts, New York and Wisconsin earned the top three prizes in the 2017 Lake Effect National High School Poetry Contest. In total, the contest received nearly 2,000 entries.

Oct. 19: Creative Writers Reading Series

Poet David Kirby will read from his new collection, "Get Up, Please," at 6 p.m. in Smith Chapel
David Kirby

'Lifetime Achievement' award winner David Kirby to read at Penn State Behrend

Poet David Kirby will read poems from his latest collection, “Get Up, Please,” on Oct. 19 when the 2017-18 edition of the Creative Writers Reading Series returns to Penn State Behrend.

Oct. 5: Creative Writers Reading Series

Author Cristina Garcia will read from her new novel, "Here in Berlin," at 6 p.m. in Smith Chapel.
Cristina García

Author Cristina García to read from new novel during Penn State Behrend visit

Cristina García will read excerpts from her new novel “Here in Berlin” on Oct. 5 when the 2017-18 edition of the Creative Writers Reading Series returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Eric Freeze will read excerpts from “Invisible Men” on Thursday, Sept. 21, when the 2017-18 edition of the Creative Writers Reading Series kicks off at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Author Eric Freeze to read at Penn State Behrend on Sept. 21

Eric Freeze will read excerpts from “Invisible Men” on Thursday, Sept. 21, when the 2017-18 edition of the Creative Writers Reading Series kicks off at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

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