Part of the 2013 Centre County Reads programming. Join us at the State Theatre for a discussion with prize-winning author Sandra Cisneros.more info
Sandra Cisneros will talk about the genesis of Caramelo and then respond to questions from the audience about her work. Everyone welcome!
Monday, April 15 at the State Theatre.
Novelist Carolyn Turgeon will read from her own work, discuss her upcoming workshop for writers, and discuss low-residency MFA programs. Turgeon is the author of three novels based on classic fairy tales. Her next book, The Fairest of them All, is scheduled for publication in 2013 by Simon & Schuster. She is a graduate of Penn State and earned a master's degree in literature from UCLA. In addition to writing, she teaches for the low-residency MFA program at the University of Alaska at Anchorage.
Tuesday, September 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
Celebrate One Book for Every Young Child! April's activities at Schlow Library support Pennsylvania's Early Literacy Initiative featuring Stop Snoring, Bernard! by Zachariah OHora.
Meet the author on Wednesday, May 2 @ 6:30 PM at the APRIL BOOK CLUB PARTY!
On Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m., following an introduction by State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, journalist and First Lady of Colorado Helen Thorpe will speak at Schlow about Just Like Us, her riveting, award-winning account of four high school students whose lives are impacted – and even defined – by the issue of immigration status.more info
John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker crime thriller series and The Book of Lost Things spoke at Schlow Library on Tuesday, September 27 and everyone enjoyed his stories and description of the mystery genre. He left a list of his top 10 mysteries (available in the Adult Dept.). If you missed this one, don't miss our next author on October 13, Paul McEuen. It's a different genre (bio-thriller) but promises to be just as exciting.
The Top Moments! The Top Players! The Top Movies that mention Penn State! It's all in The Great Book of Penn State Sports Lists by David Pencek, editor of Town and Gown, and his brother, Matthew Pencek. Meet David at Schlow Library on Thursday, September 1 at 7 PM to hear about his research into the book and his experiences with publishing. He is ready to defend his lists or hear your alternatives. Read the book and let the debating begin! Read a Review.
Celebrate books and authors at the second annual BookFestPA. Nationally known and local authors will talk about their work, sign books, and meet their fans. Featuring bestselling authors Lisa Scottoline, Tamar Myers, Nancy Martin and more. Visit www.bookfestpa.org for more informationmore info
Susan Russell, long-time actress, playwright, and assistant professor of theatre at Penn State will speak about her work. Susan is the founder of Cultural Conversations, a new visual, theatre, and dance festival devoted to promoting and fostering new works that circle themes of global and local diversity. She also started the Body Language project, a program that encourages adolescent girls to write monologues on body-image issues, which they performed as part of Cultural Conversations' theater event last year.
Are you interested in attending a live teleconference with the author of Shanghai Girls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love? Penn State University Libraries and the University Office of Global Programs will be hosting this event on Wednesday, November 17th, 4 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, in celebration of International Education Week.
To register please go to www.tinyurl.com/LisaSeeConvo
John Carr will discuss his career, which has spanned more than three decades and continues to prove fruitful, with two books coming out in 2010 and three scheduled for 2011. His earlier books include Ophidian Conspiracy (1975) and Kalvin Kingmaker, (2001), as well as others written with Roland J. Green and Don Hawthorne.