Kalliope 2019 Release Party: April 28, 6-8 pm, Webster’s Bookstore Cafe

Join the Kalliope staff and contributors to celebrate the release of Kalliope 2019!

2019 English Department Awards Dinner Honors Contest Winners

On Tuesday, April 2, the English Department celebrated English Department Writing Award winners (along with those receiving outstanding alumnus and teaching awards), at its 2019 Spring Awards Ceremony.

You can find a full list of this year’s writing award winners, as well as the names of judges, on our awards page. Below are some photos from the event.


  • Writing Award Winners (from L to R): Will Carpenter, Andrew Weller, Rushabh Soni.

Katie Fallon’s Book Vulture: Rolling Reading Series & Centre County Reads Selection

On Thursday, April 4, nonfiction writer, conservationist, and Penn State grad Katie Fallon will speak on the University Park campus about her book Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly … [Continue reading]

Rolling Reading Series Presents Jennifer Vanderbes on March 14

Award-winning novelist and non-fiction writer Jennifer Vanderbes will give a reading on Thursday, March 14, as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series. The event will be held at 7:30 pm in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. A former … [Continue reading]

Poet Kimiko Hahn to Read as Fisher Family Writer-in-Residence

Kimiko Hahn, this year’s Fisher Family Writer-in-Residence, will read from her work on Wednesday, February 27, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Kimiko Hahn is the author of nine books of poems, including: Brain Fever (2014) and … [Continue reading]

First Rolling Reading of 2019: Shale Play, by Kasdorf and Rubin: RESCHEDULED FOR 2/18

Julia Spicher Kasdorf and Steven Rubin will present their collaborative documentary project and book Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields on Monday, February 18, (rescheduled from earlier dates) as part of the Mary E. Rolling … [Continue reading]

Upcoming Opportunities for Student Writers: Kalliope and Contests!

Penn State Undergraduate Writers Take Note! Several upcoming opportunities for FAME and FORTUNE at Penn State: January 20, midnight: submit your writing and/or art to KALLIOPE, Penn State's Undergraduate Literary Magazine. Details … [Continue reading]

Justin Torres to Read September 20

New York Times bestselling novelist Justin Torres will give a reading on Thursday, September 20, as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series. The event will be held at 7:30 pm in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. Torres' first novel We the … [Continue reading]

Eco-Justice Poetry Book Launch, September 30

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Art of Poetry @ Palmer | Fall 18

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