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9/15/2017 Literary Arts Instructor's Work Selected For 2017 Public Poetry Project
Fred Shaw's poem "Scraping Away" was chosen for publication by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
6/6/2017 Students Meet With Senior Editors From Major Magazines at Creative Nonfiction Conference
The 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference was held on the Point Park University campus May 26-27.
5/1/2017 Apocalyptic Thinking at the Core of 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Hosted by the Department of Literary Arts, the Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium centered on the theme of “Apocalyptic Thinking.”
4/5/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Mary Moses, Creative Writing Major
"The workload may be heavy sometimes, but it all pays off in the end. Find what you love and follow the journey. Chances are, it will lead you somewhere unexpected."
3/7/2017 Point Park to Host 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference
Writers, editors and publishers from Esquire, Harper's, New Yorker, Paris Review and The New York Times Magazine are among the presenters.
12/15/2016 Creative Writing Student’s Nonfiction Essay Published in Online Literary Magazine
Holly Spencer is featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Jet Fuel Review for her nonfiction essay, “Stuck."
9/1/2016 Advice to the Class of 2020 at Convocation: Set Goals, Get to Know Faculty, Classmates and the Community
Members of the Point Park community offered advice to help guide the Class of 2020 on their new path as college students.
7/15/2016 Professor Publishes Book on the Benefits of Horror in Children’s Literature
In her new book, Jessica McCort, Ph.D., discusses the many benefits horror texts provide for young readers.
4/28/2016 Students Present Research Related to the Seven Deadly Sins at Undergraduate Symposium
Students across all majors presented research surrounding the wonders of pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth this year at the Annual Undergraduate Symposium.
4/22/2016 Students Learn New Writing Techniques in Master Class With Poet Brittany Cavallaro
Cavallaro provided students with techniques to improve their writing across all genres.
1/29/2016 Faculty Profile: Jessica McCort, Ph.D., Fosters a Love for Writing in Her Composition Classes
Jessica McCort, Ph.D., recently joined Point Park as an assistant professor of composition and rhetoric as well as coordinator of the University's Writing Intensive Program.
11/4/2015 Creative Writing Alumna, West Coast Native is the Lifestyle Editor for LOCALpittsburgh
Meet Julianna Bagwell, a 2013 creative writing/English alumna and lifestyle editor for LOCALpittsburgh.
9/21/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Alexa Kennedy, Creative Writing and English Major
Learn what creative writing and english major Alexa Kennedy loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
7/9/2015 Creative Writing 2015 Graduate Offered Full-Time Position Right After Graduating
Meet Haleigh Kopinski, a 2015 Creative Writing/English alumna and e-commerce content coordinator for Dick's Sporting Goods.
5/11/2015 2015 HHS Symposium Featured Open Mic Reading, Variety of Research Posters and Presentations
Undergraduate students from various majors came together to present at the Sixth Annual Humanities and Human Sciences Symposium April 24.
3/23/2015 Bestselling Novelist Stewart O’Nan Leads Master Class, Offers Students Writing Advice
“O’Nan is a huge writer, a major presence on the literary scene; but he has a reputation for being kind and generous and deeply loves Pittsburgh,” remarked Karen Dwyer, Ph.D.
2/28/2015 Bestselling Novelist Stewart O’Nan to Lead Master Class at Point Park
O'Nan will lead a public reading and master class, March 11.
12/12/2014 Creative Writing Majors Take Master Class with Award-Winning Poet Marcus Wicker
Wicker taught an interactive poetry master class exclusively for Point Park students Dec. 4 as part of the University’s Writers’ Series.
11/19/2014 Meet Award-Winning Poet Marcus Wicker Dec. 3-4 at Writers’ Series
Wicker’s work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, Ninth Letter and other magazines.
4/8/2014 Scholarship Into Political Action is Focus of Keynote Speaker at HHS Symposium
Don Mitchell, Ph.D., distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University, will be the keynote speaker on April 18.
3/21/2014 Writer Charles Blackstone to Visit Point Park on March 25
The public is invited to a free reading at 6 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
1/10/2014 Point Park Hosts Fourth-grade Students for Poetry Reading
Students in World Literature II read, sang, danced and co-wrote poetry with 73 fourth-graders from Environmental Charter School.
12/13/2013 Award-Winning Author and Poet Leads Point Park Students in Poetry Writing Exercises
McGlynn led students in a series of lyrical poetry writing exercises, challenging them to deepen their writing skills and access the subconscious area of their brains.
4/22/2013 Master Classes Connect Students to Nationally Recognized Writers
Students had the opportunity to enhance their creative writing skills through master classes taught by award-winning poet Eduardo Corral and playwright/fiction writer Ivan Rodden.
3/12/2013 Playwright/Fiction Writer Ivan Rodden to Present at Writers' Series Event on April 1
From 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom, the public is invited at no charge to hear Rodden read from a selection of his works.
7/6/2012 English/Creative Writing Student Working as a Copywriting Intern for the Post-Gazette
Jesse Padjune discusses her internship at the Post-Gazette and her experiences so far in the English/creative writing program.

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