Penumbra Spring 2023
Penumbra is proud to present its 33rd print edition! An online version of the journal can also be viewed on Issuu.
Penumbra would like to thank everyone who attended this year's launch. It was wonderful to celebrate our latest edition in person! Penumbra would like to extend a personal thank you to the Art Gallery for hosting us and to all of our contributors for sharing their work with us. To see photos of the launch visit our socials at @csustanpenumbra.
View Penumbra Spring 2023 Edition on Issuu
New Penumbra Website
Visit our new Penumbra Online website to view all of our past Penumbra Online editions.
Thank you to those who participated in Penumbra's first ever in-person writing workshops! We had two fiction and two poetry workshops this spring, each one taking place in L222 from 2-3:30 PM. Dates were as follows: (Fiction) March 10th; March 24th; (Poetry) April 14th; April 28th. These workshops were student-led, and all Stanislaus students were welcome to attend. We hope you'll join us as we build our creative writing community and share our love for the literary arts!
Totally Booked! A Penumbra Podcast
Penumbra most recently launched a podcast. The podcast is a place for our community to connect and learn more about campus resources as well as talking about our favorite books! Listen in for interviews, fun commentary, and lots of laughs! The podcast can be heard on Spotify or Anchor.
Penumbra has a year-round blog that covers all things from current media content to Stan events! With regular updates from staff and periodical guest writers Penumbra's blog is a must-read! Take a moment to browse all of the wonderful blog posts waiting for you online.
Commitment to Anti-racism
The faculty and staff of Penumbra stand in unity with our Black communities, who have long been the victims of systemic racism, violence, and murder. We will not allow those assassinated by police brutality and white supremacy to be forgotten. We remember George Floyd, Auhmed Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Emmett Till, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and so many others and call for fundamental changes in our local, state, and national governments to espouse equality for all people. We are outraged by the police brutality our Black communities face and we support the efforts of protestors to reveal and rebuke the legacies of white supremacy from our core national ideologies.
Racist systems have long been present in the publishing industry and we are committed to breaking racist publishing processes and standards. We are dedicated to promoting, highlighting, and celebrating the work of Black, Latinx, Native American, Asian American, LGBT+ writers and artists and all groups marginalized by systems of hate and oppression. We make this commitment today, tomorrow, and always to diversify our publications and uproot oppressive practices and ideologies that attempt to silence marginalized groups. Penumbra rejects those attempts at silencing and offers a space to amplify the voices of the oppressed.
Questions? Contact Faculty Advisor Dr. John Wittman at email@example.com.
Penumbra Press is excited to share our second edition of chapbooks!
- Extraordinary Beast by Carolina Gonzalez
- After a good day, through the night by Luke Valmadrid
To learn more about Penumbra Press, visit the new Penumbra Press webpage. To view the chapbooks, please visit the Penumbra Publications webpage.
The Stanislaus State Literary and Art Journal
penumbra (pi-num 'bre): n. 1. A partial shadow, as in an eclipse, between regions of complete shadow and complete illumination. 2. The partly darkened fringe around a sunspot. 3. An outlying, surrounding region; periphery; fringe
Updated: May 23, 2023