Penn State Behrend welcomes you to hear readings from award-winning authors this fall.
Frank Paino is a Cleveland poet whose work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, the Briar Cliff Review, Catamaran, and North American Review, among other publications. Paino has written three volumes of poetry, including “Obscura,” which was published in 2020. He has received the Pushcart Prize, the Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature, and a 2016 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.
The Smith Creative Writers Reading Series is produced by the Penn State Behrend’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program — the only program of its kind at Penn State — with support from the Clarence A. and Eugenie Baumann Smith fund.