Creative writing option added to English major at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State News

“Penn State Harrisburg now offers a creative writing option in the bachelor of humanities in English program in the School of Humanities.

Emphasizing original works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and hybrid genres, the creative writing option provides aspiring authors with a literary foundation in the craft of writing and revising original work, as well as practical skills in editing and publishing in traditional and new media formats.”

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Author excites audience with original creative writing prompts

Aprille Mohn | The Etownian

“An exercise Kenny gave to the group during the writing workshop required participants to first make several lists: mundane activities, tragic events, external conflicts and desires and lastly, internal conflicts and desires.

Kenny introduced a complication by handing each writer two magazine cut-outs. From these photographs, the writers were tasked to draw their characters and required to incorporate people from both clippings, which were often at odds with one another.”

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Young writer inspired by galactic tales

Dan Churcher | Newark Advertiser

“Luke’s Adventures will now be included in an East Midlands anthology of stories that were the pick of the bunch from the region, earning John a certificate and a limited edition bookmark.

It was the first time his school, Manners Sutton primary, Averham, had entered and it could also be in line for a prize.”

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