Literary Work of Point Park Students and Recent Grads Published Locally and Nationally Friday, November 2, 2018
From Storyburgh to Pink Panther Magazine, a variety of local and national publications have recently published the creative nonfiction and literary journalism work of seven Point Park University students and graduates.
“In the creative fields, publication is everything. We write to affect the world in some way, be it stimulating affective responses from readers or arguing for some type of larger social change. But for students, publishing is particularly important since it can be the stimulus to keep on writing and, more importantly, revising,” said Chris Girman, Ph.D., assistant professor for the Department of Literary Arts and Social Justice.
Gianna Balsamico, senior creative writing student from North Hills High School, Pittsburgh
Elise Greeley, senior English student from Clarion-Limestone High School, Brookville, Pa.
Emily Kubincanek, senior creative writing student from Brooke High School, Wellsburg, W.Va.
Joshua McCann ’17, creative writing alumnus
- “Lawrenceville Restaurant Hosts Monthly Oyster Eating Competition. Could You Hang?”
- Published in Made in PGH, an inclusive online platform built for the leaders, creatives and hustlers redefining Pittsburgh
Drew Praskovich, senior cinema production student from Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School
Holly Spencer ’17, creative writing and behavioral sciences alumna
Neil Strebig ’17, journalism alumnus
- “Ultimate Diversity [aka the Fifa World Cup 2018]”
- Published in Storyburgh, a nonprofit, community story-telling platform
Girman added: I’ve seen the excitement publication generates when student work — much of it begun in the Point Park classroom — actually stares back at them from the newspaper, magazine or online publication. It’s like ‘damn, I can do this!’ That’s the motivation they need. And here’s the thing: we professional writers feel the same way. To be published means you have (certainly) been rejected first, many times by many places. This helps students to get over the ‘rejection’ phase and keep on submitting their work.”
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