For Immediate Release
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June 30, 2016 - Students in the Professional Writing Program at King’s College combined writing and photography to capture the City of Wilkes-Barre in an art exhibition, titled, “Wilkes-Barre in Thirty Images.” The works can be viewed for free online at the website:

During the spring semester, students in Dr. Noreen O’Connor’s Literary Journalism course read and examined photo essays and curated photos in texts including “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” by James Agee and Walker Evans, “After the Last Sky” by Edward Said, and “The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise” by Dr. Paul Gardullo, the curator of The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. O’Connor’s Editing course students copyedited the writing and created the WordPress pages.

Students who contributed to the project were: Samantha Bucher, Sarah DeMace, Brian Fisher, Sarah Gyle, Elizabeth Hoover, Anastasia Humphrey, Brandi Kultys, Emily Letoski, Molly Briana McMullen, Christopher Miko, Jessica Mulligan, Shaniese Ricketts, Nathaniel Eric Seals, Owen Vaughn, Tara Zdancewicz, and Stephanie Zedolik.

This exhibit was made possible by the English Department and by generous anonymous donations in support of the Humanities and Public History at King’s College.  For more information about the exhibition, contact Dr. Noreen O’Connor, associate professor of English, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5422. 

Nathaniel Eric Seals contributed a photograph of the River Commons as part of King’s College Professional Writing Program’s art exhibition “Wilkes-Barre in Thirty Images.”