I visited Penn State University for the first time this week. I am an online student through this school, but the program doesn't require me on campus.
I went apart from my MA program, to visit a friend who is active in the literary world there. She gave a reading at Webster's Bookstore Cafe and showed me the library and the art museum a.k.a. HEAVEN.
I made the drive alone so I could pull over to the side of the road and photograph things whenever I liked:
Made it into town just in time for a reading at Webster's, where Nicole was the featured writer:
I... hadn't read a poem in public since high school, and it was a bad bad high school poem back then. But I did jump into the open mic at the end. I am still nervous and shaking:
A misty morning in Coburn, PA:
Library straight out of Hogwarts:
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book is filled with poetry and graphic novels YOU GUYS:
I purposefully took a longer, winding route home. Scenes from the scenic route:
Crossing the Susquehanna River: