These are the authors of Cal Poly Humboldt!

Now in its eighth year, the library’s Humboldt Authors’ Celebration, which showcases the published works of diverse scholarly authors, honors the achievements and expertise of students, faculty (current and emeritus), staff, and alumni.

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Cyril Oberlander, dean of the library at Cal Poly Humboldt, had an idea: to showcase the published work of various academic authors. Oberlander’s brainchild, born out of a passion for reading, eventually blossomed into Humboldt’s annual celebration of authors.

Now in its eighth year, this successful event honors the achievements and expertise of university students, faculty (current and emeritus), staff and past authors. The Library estimates that Cal Poly Humboldt authors have published approximately 2,800 creative and scientific works since the event began in 2015.

“The Authors’ Room recognizes outstanding research, scholarship, and creativity that honors the voices of our campus community. We sincerely thank the authors for connecting with readers and ideas for generations to come,” says Oberlander.

The press at Cal Poly Humboldt, formerly known as HSU Press, has been instrumental in supporting and promoting Humboldt authors. Founded in 2015, The Press has helped publish thousands of written works and currently publishes 12 active journals, all free and downloadable online.

Humboldt Authors Celebration 2022
The public is invited to the 2022 Humboldt Authors Virtual Celebration, which will also recognize the journalists and editors of The Lumberjack and El Leñador, the University’s award-winning student newspapers. All back issues will be available online February 14 at and

The library will also host a series of virtual panels from February 15-18. Topics will include how to start writing your book, book marketing, and how to publish with The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt. These workshops are free and open to the public. (See the full list of events below).

To register for the event and free workshops, visit For more information, visit or contact HSUA[email protected]

monday 14 february
3-4:30 p.m.
8th Annual Cal Poly Humboldt Authors Celebration

Tuesday February 15
Noon-12:50 p.m.
How to market your book (fiction and non-fiction)

3-3:50 p.m.
Fine-Tuning Your Publication: Redwood Roots Digital Magazine

Wednesday February 16
Noon-12:50 p.m.
How to publish a book with the press at Cal Poly Humboldt, publish an article with a press-affiliated journal, or publish a book on your own.

Thursday February 17
Noon-12:50 p.m.
How to write a nonfiction book

Friday February 18
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Hosting a Journal at Cal Poly Humboldt: A Roundtable. Learn from Cal Poly Humboldt journal editors the secrets to launching and publishing a successful journal.

From the fate of Humboldt Bay to the fate of democracy to the fate of humanity itself, these works by members of the academic community were recently published by The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt.

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