Clarion University sent representatives to the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Fall Conference — including a student poetry winner.
Student and faculty representatives read selections of their creative work, gave presentations and served on panels Oct. 24-26 at Mansfield University.
The student representatives included:
- DaJanae' Drake, Outstanding English Major, poetry reading
- Nic Allis, poetry reading as part of a panel
- Samantha Schiebel, paper as part of a panel
- Katherine Wurth, winner of the Undergraduate Writing Contest Poetry Division
- Kirk Rollan, paper as part of a panel with Dr. Renae Shawgo and Dr. Ellen Foster
- Alissa Carter, former student, paper as part of a panel with Shawgo and Foster
"Our students did so well with their presentations and, just as importantly, learned more about the depth of inquiry in English studies and connected with other students and faculty from across PASSHE," Foster said.
Faculty presented as well including Dr. Leah Chambers, Dr. Rich Lane, Dr. Chris McCarrick, Shawgo, and Foster. Shawgo presented via pre-recording as she had a conflict and was unable to attend in person.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Cherise Pollard of West Chester University, gave a shout-out to Clarion University as the origin of Clarion Science Fiction Workshop (no longer associated with Clarion) and serving as the training ground for science fiction writers like the late Octavia Butler.