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An Exquisite Corpse Comes to Club Fair!

Knight WritersThanks to all of the students that participated in the Knight Writers’ “Exquisite Corpse” story building game at the Winter Club fair! The Exquisite Corpse was a party game played by surrealist French artists and poets in the early 20th century. One person would write a phrase or create an image, then fold the paper over to conceal part of it. They would then pass it to the next person, who would add their contribution. This collaborative and creative effort often has amazing results!

If you enjoy playing with language, writing poetry, stories, rap, drama or creative nonfiction, come to the Knight Writers’ Creative Writing Club kickoff meeting in the library’s leadership room at 2:30 on Wednesday, January 20th. You will learn what the club is all about and have the opportunity to join. Help build our story! For more information contact us at thecentralpen@centralpenn.edu or visit our Facebook page.

Here is what we came up with on Wednesday, January 6th at the Club Fair in the Capital BlueCross Theatre. Can you add the next line?

 

Once the new year began, Joe decided to make some changes in his life…

And then suddenly life slapped him in the face!

And justice was served…

In walked Bill.

Bill was tall. His skin was leathery…

His hair was black as night…

His eyes were coal….

Much to Joe’s surprise, when he confronted him…

he was very soft spoken…

However, he carried a big stick…

And then suddenly, he threw it in the river!

He found a dog swimming to land…

And then he took it home…

And then he went to sleep…

not realizing that the new canine friend he had found was really…

 

The story continues…

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Leave a comment to add another line or two to our story! Join us for refreshments at 2:30, Wednesday, January 20th in the library to continue the saga and hear the final results!

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Fiction Submission: Timothy Kearney

We love fiction here at The Central Pen: micro, flash, sci-fi, fantasy, and everything in between.  No matter the genre, fiction requires writers to fashion characters that connect with the reader and compel them to care about what happens to them as they read through the plot’s twists and turns.  Many call fiction artful lying, and if that is true, then our creative minds are certainly the best at fanciful fibbing.  With that said, please enjoy the following submission by a member of our creative community.  

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About the writer.

Timothy Kearney is a student at Central Penn College’s Summerdale Campus majoring in Criminal Justice.  While at Central Penn, Tim has been active in creative arts including working with The Knight Writers creative writing club, submitting to The Central Pen, and even hosting a book reading for Maria James-Thiaw’s book launch.  Given his creative involvement, it is no surprise that he is an accomplished poet and fiction writer.

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Excerpt from “Ambition Through Silence” by Timothy Kearney

“Good morning class. I trust that you all did a great job on your research projects. However, I won’t be collecting them at this moment. Instead, we’re going to have a pop quiz.” The students then began to awkwardly look around the classroom. Cassie and Allen looked at each other nervously as Lauren began to hand out the test papers. Allen and Cassie received their test papers and grabbed their pens to start their quiz. “What the hell?” Allen thought to himself as he read the paper.

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