Sheila Squillante is a senior lecturer in English at Penn State as well as the associate director of the MFA Program. She is also a poet who will be sharing her poetry with us and discuss how writers can tune in to their inner poet.more info
Steven Sherrill is not only an associate professor of English and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona, but an author of three novels*; one of which, Visits from the Drowned Girl, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. His presentation will touch on character and plot development in his own work and techniques culled from his wildly popular intensive novel writing workshop offered each summer at the University of Iowa.
*He is also an accomplished painter and a novice banjo player!
- Buzzeo, Toni. Little Loon and Papa, Dial Books for Young Readers, 2004. It's time for diving lessons, but Little Loon is too nervous. This tale of fatherly support is just right for anyone on the verge of learning a new skill.
- Collard, Sneed B. III. Animal Dads, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997. This book looks at the natural world with fathers cast in the caregiver role, showing a wide range of surprising parenting skills.
- Dorros, Arthur. Papa and Me.
Celebrate One Book for Every Young Child! April's activities at Schlow Library support Pennsylvania's Early Literacy Initiative!
Paul Yeager & his wife Sherry Coven present a practical yet humorous session on words, phrases, and expressions that writers should avoid as well as grammatical errors that make editors cringe. Together, Paul & Sherry write a popular language & grammar blog languageandgrammar.com Visit their blog, then visit with them in person at this month's get together of the Nittany Valley Writers Network.
Join local authors Suzan Erem and Paul Durrenberger as they talk about their experience co-authoring On the Global Waterfront: The Fight to Free the Charleston 5, their non-fiction account of an 18 month struggle between a black longshoremen's union in the South and a white neoconservative attorney general that started in late 1999 and continues to reverberate through the global economy.more info