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Pensworth launch party held at University of the Cumberlands


Two of “Pensworth's” contributing artists, Kayla Fogle and Jessica Bayless, talk about their works and artistic influences.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands English Department held a casual coffeehouse celebration with readings and explorations of original art by students whose work appears in the spring 2009 “Pensworth.” The student-edited literary and arts journal contains original fiction, poetry, personal essays, photographs, and artwork.

Included in the spring 2009 “Pensworth” are works by: Justin Adams, Jessica Bayless, Natalie Baugh, Katie Betourne, Cassandra Davis, Kyla Fitz-Gerald, Kayla Fogle, Megan Hensley, Nicholas Horvath, Jody Howard, Miranda Howard, Tiffany Huddleston, Jon Jasper, Jessica Kelvas, Erin Kuss, Marisa Lobacz, Rebecca Moses, Ryan Reed, William Slider, Kaitlin Smith, Elisha Spradlin, Stephanie Tharpe, Chijioke Umunnakwe and Emma Zelik.


During University of the Cumberlands launch party for its literary journal “Pensworth,” Justin Adams, a graduate student and student editor, reads from his poem titled “The Paperboard Alliance.”

During the celebration, the Next Generation High School Writing Awards were announced. First place went to Lindsey Funke, a ninth grader at Somerset Christian School, for her story, “The Crayon Box.” Second place went to Amanda Paige Ramsey, a tenth grader at Williamsburg High School, for her personal essay, “One Week.” Honorable mentions were Jarred Logan Johnson, a ninth grader at Somerset Christian School, for his poem, “Determinations”; David Elliott, a tenth grader at Williamsburg High School, for his story, “Desole, Mais Je Ne Peux Pas”; and Collin Dunn, an eleventh grader at Corbin High School, for his poem, “End.” David Elliott and Collin Dunn were unable to attend.

For more information about “Pensworth,” visit the University’s website at