PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Penn State Professor To Highlight Mary E. Rolling Reading Series

Penn State’s Department of English will kick off the semester’s first Mary E. Rolling Reading Series reading this month, and one very distinguished guest will headline the event. Celebrated author and Penn State professor Charlotte Holmes will give the reading on Thursday, January 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium.

The Mary E. Rollings Reading Series has been a consistent event for a few years, and has featured distinguished readers such as Richard Blanco in 2013 and Merrill Gilfillan this past year.

Holmes’ work has been featured in publications such as “The New Yorker” and “The Antioch Review” and was anthologized in several others. Holmes is also the author of two short story collections, including “Gifts and Other Stories,” which was published in 1994. Her second collection, “The Grass Labyrinth,” was recognized by both Narrative Magazine and Publisher’s Weekly. The collection will release in February.

In addition to the extensive list of awards she received for her work in literature, such as the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship in Fiction and two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships, Holmes is constantly being recognized for her work in the classroom. Holmes is a professor of Creative Writing and Women’s Studies, and was honored with the George Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College of Liberal Arts Award for Outstanding Teaching By Tenure-Line Faculty, the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Advising Award, and the Stephanie Pavlouck Shields Award for Mentoring of Women. Holmes also directs the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.

The reading by Professor Holmes is free and open to the public.

About the Author

Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

Comments

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Erica Dambach’s Nittany Lions return a solid combination of experience and young talent. They’re ranked No. 4 to start the season.

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Student Life

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Don your brightly-colored college shirt and officially begin your Penn State career with these Welcome Week activities.

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Don your brightly-colored college shirt and officially begin your Penn State career with these Welcome Week activities.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend