Diana Hume George, professor of English and women's studies emerita at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will return to the college on Oct. 1, to appear in its Creative Writer's Speaker Series.
A reception for George will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor living room of the college's Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel. The reading will take place at 6 p.m. in the chapel worship space. Both events are free and open to the public, and parking will be available in the Junker Center lot.
George is the author of "The Lonely Other: A Woman Watching America" and co-editor of "The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties While You Mentor, Nurture, Teach, and Serve," an anthology of essays by and for women in academia. An essayist, poet and critic, her other books include "A Genesis," "Koyaanisqatsi", "Resurrection of the Body" and "Blake and Freud." Her work also has appeared in publications such as Best American Essays, River Teeth, Creative Nonfiction and Ms.
A member of Penn State Erie's faculty for 26 years, George is the former director of both its creative writing and women’s studies programs. Most recently she was a visiting writer at North Carolina’s Davidson College, at Antioch College in Los Angeles, and at Ohio University. George also is a co-director of the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival and contributing editor of Chautauqua Journal.
Penn State Erie's annual Creative Writer’s Speaker Series is produced by the college’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences with support from the Clarence A. and Eugenie Baumann Smith Fund. The final fall speaker will be poet David Baker on Thursday, Oct. 22.
For more information about the series, phone the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at 814-898-6108.