Oct
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Words Without Walls Reading Series: Nick Flynn

Welker Room, Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA

Nick Flynn has received fellowships and awards from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation, PEN and The Library of Congress.  Some of the venues his poems, essays and non-fiction have appeared in include The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and National Public Radio's This American Life.  He is currently a professor on the creative writing faculty at The University of Houston, where he is in residence each spring.  In 2015, he published his ninth book, My Feelings (Graywolf), a collection of poems.  His work has been translated into fifteen languages.  

 

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Sep
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Words Without Walls Reading Series: Natalie Diaz

Time and Exact Location, TBA.  Chatham University.

Natalie Diaz is the author of When My Brother Was an Aztec.  She is a member of the Mojave and Pima Indian tribes, attended Old Dominion University on a full athletic scholarship. After playing professional basketball in Austria, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey she returned to ODU for an MFA in writing. Her publications include Prairie SchoonerIowa ReviewCrab Orchard Review, among others. Her work was selected by Natasha Trethewey for Best New Poets and she has received the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She lives in Surprise, Arizona.

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Apr
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

MFA Reading: John Amen

John Amen is the author of four collections of poetry. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine: www.thepedestalmagazine.com. He has led writing workshops in prisons, homeless shelters, and recovery centers, and corresponds regularly with inmates imprisoned throughout the US. Further information is available on his website: www.johnamen.com.

Reading is free and open to the public, located in the Mellon Board Room on Chatham's Shadyside Campus.

Funding for the Words Without Walls reading series provided by A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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Mar
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Words Without Walls Book Launch

Presenting Words Without Walls: Writers on Addiction, Violence, and Incarceration, edited by Sheryl St. Germain and Sarah Shotland.

Featured readers include:

Sheryl St. Germain
Sarah Shotland
Jennifer Ashburn
Eric Boyd
Toi Derricotte
Heather McNaugher
Christine Stroud

A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Event is free and open to the public, located in the Mellon Board Room on Chatham's Shadyside Campus.

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Mar
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Word Circus

Presented by the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, this monthly reading series features a mix of poetry and prose writers from Chatham and welcomes YOU to the Open Mic. (And it's free!) Join us at Most Wanted Fine Arts Gallery, 5015 Penn Ave.

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Mar
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

MFA Reading with Autumn House Press

Please join Autumn House Press at Chatham University’s Mellon Boardroom to celebrate the release of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, 3rd editon, a comprehensive selection featuring 106 important American poets. Hear the following poets read their pieces from the anthology:

Ed Ochester
Sheryl St. Germain
Jan Beatty
Judith Vollmer
Joy Katz
Michael Wurster
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
Heather McNaugher

Event is free and open to the public.

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Mar
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

MFA Reading: Allison Joseph

Allison Joseph was born in London, England in 1967 to parents of Caribbean heritage. She grew up in Toronto, Canada and the Bronx, New York. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Indiana University. She has taught since 1994 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where she help to found Crab Orchard Review, a journal of literary works, and the Young Writers Workshop, a coed residential summer program for teen writers. She is also the moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, a list-serve that provides publication and submission information to writers of poetry, fiction , and nonfiction. In 2012, she was awarded the George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Event is free and open to the public, located in the Welker Room on Chatham's Shadyside Campus.

Funding for the Words Without Walls reading series provided by A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and Chatham University.

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Feb
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Word Circus

Presented by the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, this monthly reading series features a mix of poetry and prose writers from Chatham and welcomes YOU to the Open Mic. (And it's free!) Located at Most Wanted Fine Arts Gallery, 5015 Penn Ave.

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Feb
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

MFA Reading: Judith Tannenbaum

Judith Tannenbaum will read on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Welker Room on the campus of Chatham University.  The reading is part of the Words Without Walls reading series. It is free, open to the public, and a book signing and reception will follow the reading.

Judith Tannenbaum has taught poetry in a wide variety of settings from primary school classrooms to maximum security prisons. She taught at San Quentin for four years in the 1980s and subsequently created Arts in Corrections’ newsletter Memo:Arts and their Manual for Artists Working in Prison (available for download on her website). This work led to two of her books — Disguised as a Poem: My Years Teaching Poetry at San Quentin and a two person memoir, written with San Quentin student Spoon Jackson, By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives. In addition to the two prison memoirs and her many books of poetry, Tannenbaum has two texts for teachers: Teeth, Wiggly as Earthquakes: Writing Poetry in the Primary Grades and Jump Write In! Creative Writing Exercises for Diverse Communities, Grades 6-12. Tannenbaum has served as training coordinator for San Francisco WritersCorps from the program’s inception in 1994. There’s a great deal of information on both teaching arts and prison arts on her website www.judithtannenbaum.com

Funding for the Words Without Walls reading series provided by A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and Chatham University.

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Jan
31
1:00pm 1:00pm

Voice Catch

VoiceCATCH, our community writing workshop, is back in action at the Squirrel Hill Library! Please join us if you are in the mood for a writing workshop, would like to get involved in the program, or just want some extra prompts and/or inspiration to get your pen rolling. You may bring work to revise (please bring 10 copies) or create new material based on proposed writing prompts.  The workshop is free, informal and open to the public.

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Jan
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Voice Catch

VoiceCATCH, our community writing workshop, is back in action at the Squirrel Hill Library! Please join us if you are in the mood for a writing workshop, would like to get involved in the program, or just want some extra prompts and/or inspiration to get your pen rolling. You may bring work to revise (please bring 10 copies) or create new material based on proposed writing prompts.  The workshop is free, informal and open to the public.

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