University of Pittsburgh



Pitt's own Geeta Kothari and Maaza Mengiste Read at City of Asylum

Feb 16 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

To kick off this Spring's Aster(ix) Reading Series (and to celebrate the publication of her new book of stories, I Brake for Moose ), Fiction Queen Geeta Kothari will be reading with novelist and essayist Maaza Mengiste at City of Asylum's Alphabet City space on Pittsburgh's North Side. 

Location and Address: 
Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh 15212

PCWS kicks off its Spring 2017 season with a reading by Maggie Nelson

Feb 23 2017 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm


Essayist, critic, poet, and lyric polemicist Maggie Nelson will be the first reader in the Spring 2017 season of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writing Series. Nelson's books include The Argonauts, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism and a New York Times best seller; Bluets, which Bookforum named one of the ten best books of the past twenty years; The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; The Red Parts, and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions. She is a recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital Literature Fellowship, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, an Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant, and a MacArthur Fellowship. 

Location and Address: 
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh PA

Tonya Foster and Mabel Wilson Present

Mar 2 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Come hear poet Tonya Foster and architect Mabel Wilson talk about place, memory, politics and blackness in 501 Cathedral of Learning. Sponsored by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. 

Patrick McCabe and Henry Glassie at City of Asylum's Alphabet City

Mar 15 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Irish novelist Patrick McCabe (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto), a visiting professor in the Writing and Film programs in Spring 2017, will be sharing the stage with the distinguished folklorist Henry Glassie for an evening of literary readings and freewheeling conversation. 

Location and Address: 
Alphabet City, 40 W. North Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15212
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