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PCWS Presents Joshua Bennett

Date: 
Feb 21 2019 - 7:30pm

Joshua Bennett is the author of The Sobbing School, which was a National Poetry Series selection and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Poetry, as well as Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man, forthcoming from Harvard University Press. Bennett has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His writing has appeared in The NationThe New York TimesThe Paris ReviewPoetry, and elsewhere. He has recited his original works at venues such as the Sundance Film Festival, the NAACP Image Awards, and President Barack Obama’s May 2009 evening of poetry, music, and spoken word at the White House. He is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College. 

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

Literatures for Nonhumans: A Reading and Q&A with Gabriel Gudding

Date: 
Feb 26 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gabriel Gudding is the author of Literature for Nonhumans (Ahsahta Press, 2015), Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive, 2007) and A Defense of Poetry (University of Pittsburgh, 2002). His essays and poems appear in Harper's Magazine, The Nation, Journal of the History of Ideas, Great American Prose Poems, Best American Poetry, and &Now: Best Innovative Writing. His essays and poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, and Vietnamese. He teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature & Cultural Studies programs at Illinois State University.

Location and Address: 
501 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15260

PCWS Presents Wesley Morris

Date: 
Mar 21 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Wesley Morris is a critic at large for The New York Times, where he also is the cohost, with Jenna Wortham, of the podcast Still Processing. Morris has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, Grantland,cand The Boston Globe, where in 2012 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. His essay on Black male sexuality, “Last Taboo,” was selected for The Best American Essays 2017. He lives in New York.

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