The Department of Language and Literature is pleased to announce a competition for excellence in student writing. Eligible work will have been written during the spring 2011/fall 2011 semesters.
Author and former Fairmont State University adjunct faculty member, Valerie Nieman, will be on campus at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, reading from her new book "Blood Clay."
Two Fairmont State University seniors have been named finalists in the 2011 West Virginia Fiction Writing Competition. Michelle Yost, an English major from Shenandoah Junction, has been named one of the finalists. Her story is entitled “The Transformation of Acteon.” Shasta Gibson, also an English major from Buckhannon, is the other finalist in the competition. Her story is entitled “Waking the Bear.” These students are two of ten writers from across the state to be selected as finalists.