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          English and Philosophy Department
          Dearborn Hall
          205 Darrow Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2736

          Dr. Mary Paniccia Carden
          Department Chair
          Office: Dearborn Hall, Room 218
          Phone: (814) 732-1584

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          EAPSU Shared Spaces

          EAPSU 2017 Undergraduate Conference

          Edinboro University will host the 2017 English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) Undergraduate Conference on Friday, April 28

          Proposals for presentations related to the "Shared Space" conference theme are welcome at For additional information, contact Dr. Roger Solberg at or Dr. Mary Paniccia Carden at

          To register for the conference, submit the completed EAPSU Registration Form to:

          Dr. Robert Holderer
          EAPSU 2017
          Department of English and Philosophy
          205 Darrow Road
          Edinboro University
          Edinboro, PA 16444

          Early Bird Registration ends March 24. More information about this year's conference is available on the EAPSU website.

          Edinboro University Campus Directions

          Conference sessions will be held on the third floor of the Frank G. Pogue Student Center. The conference luncheon will be held in Van Houten Dining Hall - North.

          Driving directions and building locations are available on the Edinboro University campus map. Frank G. Pogue Student Center is labeled FP, and Van Houten Dining Hall is labeled VH.


          Parking is available in the McComb Fieldhouse lot, which is labeled MF on the campus map.


          Hotel rooms are available at a reduced rate at the Edinboro Comfort Inn and Suites, located right off Route 79. Rooms will be held until March 27. Mention EAPSU for the conference discount. Cancel before 4 p.m. on arrival date to avoid penalty. Maps, driving directions, and registration information can be found here.

          Thursday Evening Open Mic Event

          Join the Edinboro chapter of Sigma Tau Delta for “Best Pages,” a pre-conference open mic event held in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Frank G. Pogue Student Center. Read 3-5 minutes (or about 2 pages) of your original poetry or prose. Meet other PASSHE English students and hear some great work!

          Keynote Speaker

          The keynote speaker is Jim Daniels, Stockham Baker University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. His talk is entitled “Rowing Inland: Writing About Where We’re From.”

          His fifteenth book of poems, Rowing Inland, was published earlier this year by Wayne State University Press. Forthcoming books include Street Calligraphy, Steel Toe Books, and The Middle Ages, Red Mountain Press.

          His previous book, Birth Marks, was the recipient of the Milton Kessler Poetry Book Award, and the Poetry Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. His fifth book of short fiction, Eight Mile High, was a Michigan Notable Book and a finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize. “The End of Blessings,” the fourth short film he has written and produced, appeared in sixteen film festivals in 2016. His poems accompanying the photographs of Charlee Brodsky were recently displayed in galleries at Robert Morris University and Michigan State University, and his poem "Factory Love" is displayed on the roof of a racecar.

          His poems have been featured on “Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor's "Writer's Almanac," in Billy Collins' Poetry 180 anthologies, and Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry" series.

          A native of Detroit, Daniels is a graduate of Alma College and Bowling Green State University. He is the Thomas Stockham University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University

          See his Facebook author page to learn more about this award-winning writer of poetry, short fiction, and screenplays.