ABSENCE: A Celebration of the Arts

MCKEESPORT, Pa. — "ABSENCE: Penn State Greater Allegheny's Literary & Visual Art Review" announces its 2017 “A Celebration of the Arts: A Reading & Reception for Volume 19,” from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center.

Published by the student-operated Penn State Greater Allegheny Press, "ABSENCE" is a high-quality literary and visual arts review of 100+ pages on paper for the campus and surrounding community. The review's goal is to provide all full- and part-time students, faculty, staff and alumni with a shared venue for their creative endeavors, to generate interest in the arts and to prepare students for careers in academia, publishing & journalism, and document design.   

The event will feature artists and authors presenting their work from the 2017 issue. The 12th Annual Chancellor’s Prizes for the Best Literary and Visual Art will be also awarded. Tim Tolbert will serve as Master of Ceremonies. 

This event is free and open to the public. Complementary copies of this year's issue, Volume 17, will be available in print for the first time.