'Foxdale Miscellany’ allows retirees creative literary outlet

By Lindsay Chew

For some people, retirement might mean long afternoons knitting and evenings of “Murder She Wrote” reruns. But for the writers of the Foxdale Miscellany life is full of exciting new literary exploration.


The Foxdale Miscellany is an all- volunteer publication produced and distributed within the Foxdale Village Retirement Community in State College.


Ranging from retired English teachers to retired lieutenants of the U.S. Navy, the writing staff of the Miscellany brings to life this quarterly publication with short essays, short personal narratives and poetry. The publication also includes children’s stories as well as pet profiles, creating a surprise for the reader every issue.


Members of Miscellany writing staff collaborate on stories. From left to right: Bunny Moon, Amy Weber, Paul Bixby, Charlotte de Lissovoy and William Toombs.


“Miscellany really means miscellany,” said Charlotte de Lissovoy, a writer, copy editor, and typist for the Miscellany.


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