We are pleased to announce a new initiative for the Stories of the Susquehanna that takes us into the heart of Coal Country in Pennsylvania and the history of the Carpatho-Rusyn immigrant community in Mahanoy City. Spearheaded by Nick Kupensky, currently a doctoral candidate at Yale and a Visiting Assistant Professor at his alma mater, Bucknell University 2013-2015, assisted by Comparative Humanities major, Erin Frey ’17, the project focuses on the literary work of Father Emil Kubek. On November 23, 2015 Nick led the inaugural Emil Kubek Walking Tour of Mahanoy City to mark the priest and author’s birthday. It was a hugely successful event, with well over 100 people turning out in the November cold to walk and listen to the words of the major Rusyn author, translated by Kupensky.
Kupensky is planning to publish a volume on Emil Kubek and his work in the Stories of the Susquehanna book series, more information about which can be found on this site.