January 29, 2009

Weave Reminders

Just a quick reminder to everyone that our submission period for issue 02 will be closing at the end of the day Saturday, January 31st. We plan on having a small hiatus while make decisions about the final contributors and we prepare for our trip to the AWP Conference in Chicago this February.

We hope that if you are going to the AWP that you'll stop by our book fair table to meet the Weave editors and to pick up a copy of issue 01 in person. We are please to announce that we will have Pittsburgh's own Michelle Stoner available at noon on Saturday, February 14 at Weave's table to sign copies of her book Flats and Riots. We also plan on having some neat swag to give away along with a raffle for some writing essentials.

We also want to say good luck to the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday at the Superbowl! Let's get one for the other thumb guys!

January 26, 2009

Pittsburgh Poetry Events Jan 26 - Feb 1

Hungry Sphinx Reading Series

Tuesday, Jan 27 @ 8pm
The Sphinx Cafe
401 Atwood St Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The New Yinzer Book Release
My Crazy Life by Nicole Sebula
Friday, Jan 30 @8pm
Modern Formations 4919 Penn Ave.
$3 cover, BYOB

January 14, 2009

Typewriter Girls & more poetry this week!

Some of you may know we have a lot of connections with Pittsburgh's only Poetry Cabaret, The Typewriter Girls. They have a fantastic show this Sunday night at Your Inner Vagabond. Doors Open at 7:30 Show Starts at 8:00! $5.00 cover includes tarot card reading, palm reading, cheap whiskey - and of course poetry, dancing and merriment!

Other events not included on the original weekly update for this week include:

Lori Wilson Book Reading
"House Where a Woman"
Thursday, Jan 15 @ 7pm
Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 E. Carson St. (between 10th and 11th Sts.)
SouthSide, Pittsburgh

Poetry Caravan Reading Series
feat. Allen Jones
Thursday, Jan 15 @ 8ppm
Your Inner Vagabond
4130 Butler Street Lawrenceville, PA 15201

Sunday Poetry and Reading Series
feat. Michelle Stoner
Sunday, Jan 18 @ 2pm
Carnegie Library
Quiet Reading Room - Main Library First Floor
4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213

January 13, 2009

Weave's Past, Present and Future

We certainly hope everyone's holiday season was happy and safe this year. Weave is looking forward to the new year ahead, but also thankful of the year of our fruition. We have certainly been through many things this past year. We are still so humbled by the approval of our grant from The Sprout Fund this past fall. Our release party was so very successful. We have really grown and and felt welcome by our local community. We had an overwhelming acceptance and support from the literary community. Our online presence grows each day. Our website continues to be more and more visible and we have continued sales of issue one, despite the trying times on the economy. We ran two successful writing workshops. We have received a lot of positive feedback on the first issue. Looking back on 2008, we feel very honored - and excited for things to come!

In 2009, you can expect to see more great things from Weave. This Saturday, Weave's co-editors spoke on a panel to Carlow University's MFA students regarding publishing. In February, we will be attending the AWP Conference in Chicago. We plan to run another writing workshop this winter. We will be planning an issue 02 release party for the spring (we are currently still open for submissions for the second issue). We hope to collaborate again with Open Thread on the Poetsburgh reading series. We will continue to promote literary events in Pittsburgh, write engaging reviews of emerging and established writers, and keep you updated on all things Weave here on our blog. There are so many exciting things ahead and we can't wait to share them all with you.

January 12, 2009

Pittsburgh Poetry Events Jan 12 - 18

Hungry Sphinx Reading Series
Tuesday, Jan 13 @ 8pm
The Sphinx Cafe
401 Atwood St Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Typewriter Girls Gone Esoteric
feat. Mary Biddinger, Molly Prosser & Elizabeth Carter
Sunday, Jan 18 @ 7:30pm
Your Inner Vagabond
4130 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201

January 5, 2009

Pittsburgh Poetry Events Jan 5 - 11

Hungry Sphinx Reading Series
Tuesday, Jan 6 @ 8pm
The Sphinx Cafe
401 Atwood St Pittsburgh, PA 15213

3 Poems by Mary Oliver-Poetry Discussion Group
Thursday, Jan 8 @ 7:30pm
Center for Museum Education - Classroom A
4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact: Renée or Don

UPWords Reading Series
feat. Cathy Day & John Lawson
Friday, Jan 9 @ 7pm
The Union Project
801 N Negley Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Gist Street Reading Series
feat. Horacio Castellanos Moya & Paula Bohince
Friday, Jan 9 @ 8pm
305 Gist Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219