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The Steep Climb to Diversifying Superhero Comics

DC and Marvel have been increasingly innovative about diversifying its creators and its characters in recent years.

The Re-Emergence of Poetry

In the last few years, poetry has enjoyed an astonishing re-emergence. Read about the ways people have connected with this creative medium and expanded how we define poetry.

Advice from a Student-Poet

Here are some recommendations, resources, and encouragement for those wondering how to dive deeper into poetry as a reader or someone who wants to try their hand at writing it.
The initial art for their comic

PLNU Siblings Co-Create Graphic Novel out of Honors Project

Toby and Ricky Franklin (20) brought their love for fantasy to the world of academia, the end result being an original graphic novel entitled Mask of the Sentinels.

Camp Quarantine

At “Camp Quarantine,” there is a lot of joy. That’s why so many kids and families are tuning in to Mary Rice Hopkins’ (79) new show. Each episode, which premieres daily at 5:15 p.m., includes songs, puppets, Bible stories, and a lot of encouragement.
Two young women in traditional dress stand outside of a desert town.

Award-Winning Photographer Micah Albert Captures Beauty in the Midst of Danger...

Photojournalist Micah Albert is well-known for his work documenting critically important global stories — especially the ones that are difficult and dangerous to capture.
Literary icon Alice Walker smiles to the crowd at the PLNU Writers Symposium

Lessons I Learned From Alice Walker

Literary legend Alice Walker came to PLNU for the 25th annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea.

Beautifully Bookish Bethany: An Unexpected YouTube Career

PLNU alum Bethany Pullen was inspired to create a YouTube channel driven by her love of reading.
PLNU student leaving the cliffs.

Combo Swell

Read about the historic sunset cliffs located at the edge of PLNU and the surfers who shaped the culture around this community.
Two couch chairs for the Writer's Symposium sit outside on a cliff edge.

Writing that Liberates: 2020 Writer’s Symposium By The Sea

Here’s what a colleague just asked me: “Has the Writer’s Symposium ever had a literary giant as big as Alice Walker?" It was a question that gave me pause, and it was great fun trying to think of an answer.
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It’s All Relational | The Legacy of Professor Dan Nelson

When music professor Dan Nelson was diagnosed with terminal ALS, he decided to spend his final months doing what he lived for: investing in students.
A choir looks at their music sheets and sings.

PLNU Hosts Community Christmas Concert, “Handel’s Messiah”

PLNU has its own longstanding Christmas tradition in the form of the annual performance of “Handel's Messiah,” an event celebrating Christ through music.