Steven Sherrill to be inducted into Blair County Arts Hall of Fame

Steven Sherrill, associate professor of English and Integrative Arts at Penn State Altoona, will be inducted into the Blair County Arts Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Altoona's Mishler Theatre on Sept. 25.

Sherrill will be recognized for his contributions in the literary arts. He holds an master of fine arts degree in poetry from the Iowa Writer's Workshop and teaches creative writing and integrative arts courses at Penn State Altoona. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction in 2002. His first novel, "The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break," has been published in eight languages. His second novel, "Visits From the Drowned Girl," published by Random House in the United States and Canongate in the United Kingdom, was released in 2004 and nominated by Random House for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. His third novel, "The Locktender's House," was released by Random House in 2008, and "Ersatz Anatomy," a collection of poems was published in 2010.

Sherrill also created The Allegheny Bilge Rats Shanty Choir, a sea-shanty/folk sing-a-long group based in Hollidaysburg.

There will be a reception for all inductees following the ceremony.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015