May 31, 2009

Pittsburgh Lit Events May 31 - June 7

Tuesday, June 2:

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Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
feat. Arlan Hess, Mike Schneider, and Christina Springer
Hemingway’s Cafe
3911 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
8:00pm – free – (412)621-4100

Wednesday, June 3:

Are You Free? Chapbook Release Party
Glass Key Press launches Are You Free?: A Collection of Verbal Literations in a Gritty City featuring D.J. Brewer, Kellee Maize, and Carolyne Whelan
New Amsterdam
4421 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
8:00pm – free/$8 books – (412)682-6414

Thursday, June 4:

Coatlicue Reading Series
feat. Stacey Waite, Adam Atkinson, Beano & Mark Bisi, and
Thomas Scioli
Encyclopedia Destructica Studios
156 41st St Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
8:00pm – free

Friday, June 5:

Sprout Summer Social
The Sprout Fund, Weave supporter, welcomes friends, neighbors and supporters to a summer social at its offices for complimentary snacks and drinks while listening to live entertainment from Man in the Street and DJ J.Malls. Meet board members and staff to learn about Sprout’s programs. Discover recent projects funded by Sprout's Seed Award and Spark programs. View the 2009 preliminary designs from Sprout Public Art.
Sprout Fund Offices
5423 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
5:30pm – free – (412)325-0646

Gist Street Reading Series
feat. Hadara Bar-Nadav (poetry) and Salvatore Scibona (fiction)
James Simon Sculpture Studio (3rd floor)
305 Gist St Pittsburgh, PA (Uptown)
7:30pm – $5

Saturday, June 6 :

Poetry Without Walls
13th annual open reading for local writers
Garfield Artworks
4931 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Garfield)
8:00pm – free – (412)231-1581

Sunday, June 7:

The TypewriterGirls Try Politics
"After the (amazing) scantily clad, mildly orgiastic debacle that was The TypewriterGirls Try Drag, the ladies have decided to turn over a new leaf and begin an epic battle in the name of social justice. Join them in their quest to unionize the Greater Pittsburgh bohemian community–streetwalkers, poets, bicyclists, tarot card readers, amateur astrologers, and the like–while revolutionizing Pittsburgh’s concept of 'employed.' Supported by the AFL-CIO (in a manner of speaking), The TypewriterGirls have rounded up an all-star team of Grass Roots Community Organizers to aid them in their cause." Feat. poets Renee Alberts, Adam Atkinson, Mary Biddinger, and Jay Robinson, with music by Between Liberties, DJ Randy Spinster, escape artistry by Dave Doyle (aka Pester the Jester), and punk rock burlesque with Shrimp Scanty.
Your Inner Vagabond
4130 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
7:00pm – $5 – (412)683-1623

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May 24, 2009

Pittsburgh Lit Events May 24 - May 30

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Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
Tuesday, May 26 @ 8:00pm
Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series, held every Tuesday evening
in the back of Hemingway's Cafe in Oakland, welcomes area writers
Timons Esaias, Romella Kitchens, Arlene Weiner, and
Michelle Stoner,
whose poem "Wrinkle" appears in Weave Issue 2.
3911 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
free – (412)621-4100

The Living Word Project: the break/s, a mixtape for the stage

Wednesday, May 27 & Thursday, May 28 @ 8:00pm
Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s the break/s delivers a living history of the hip-hop generation through a multimedia-enhanced performance.
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Downtown)
$25 Wed; $30 Thu - (412)456-6666

POP UP! Pittsburgh
Saturday, May 30 @ 3:00pm
Gist Street Reading Series, in conjunction with POP UP! Pittsburgh,
presents poet Terrance Hayes & fiction writer
Cathy Day. There will be
sign language interpreters and hard copies of the work available.

Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf
1854 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Uptown)

Lucille Seibert
Saturday, May 30 @ 3:15pm
Area poet Lucille Seibert reads her work.
Church of the Ascension
4729 Ellsworth Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)

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May 17, 2009

Pittsburgh Lit Events May 18 - May 24, 2009

Tuesday, May 19 @ 7:00pm

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
Tuesday, May 19 @ 8:00pm
feat. Deborah Bogen, Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, and Sankar Roy
3911 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
free – (412)621-4100

Wednesday, May 20 @ 8:00pm
Join The New Yinzer for a doubleheader of great events! We will be hosting the May installment of TNYPresents featuring the literary talents of Matt Newton, Mark Possanza, and Weave Co-Editor Margaret Bashaar, along with musical guest, Karl Hendricks at ModernFormations. But wait there's more! The TNY Music Dept. will be dj'ing over at Brillobox as a part of the always excellent Sweet Jamz. One night, two great events!
ModernFormations: 4919 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
Brillobox: 4104 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
$5 (or free with pot luck contribution)

CMU Alumni Reading
Wednesday, May 20 @ 8:00pm
feat. Adam Atkinson, Lillian Bertram, Alayna Frankenberry,
Zach Harris, Tom Laskow, Deanna Mulye, Ben Pelhan,
and Anne Marie Rooney. A reception with refreshments will follow.
Gladys Schmitt Creative Writing Center, Baker Hall
5000 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)

Té Café Reading Series
Thursday, May 21 @7:00pm
feat. area poets Lori Wilson, author of House With a Woman,
and Rick St. John, executive director of Pittsburgh-based Autumn
House Press, and author of The Pure Inconstancy of Grace.
2000 Murray Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Squirrel Hill)
Free - (412)422-8888

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May 10, 2009

Pittsburgh Lit Events May 10 - May 17 2009

Monday, May 11 @ 8:00pm
Frank Gagliano reads from his novel Anton’s Leap
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater
542 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (Downtown)
free - (412)394-3353

Tuesday, May 12 @ 7:00pm

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
Tuesday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
feat. Fred Peterson, Marilyn Marsh Noll,
Asmita Ranganathan & Christine Aikens Wolfe
3911 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
free – (412)621-4100

Thaddeus Mosley In His Own Words
Friday, May 15 @ 7:00pm
Artist Thaddeus Mosley will discuss his work &
inspirations— featuring jazz by Roger Humphries and
friends, and a poetry reading by poet Ed Roberson.
500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA (Northside)
$10 - (412)231-3169

Carnegie Library Sunday Reading Series: CM Burroughs
Sunday, May 17 @ 2:00pm
The Carnegie Library’s Sunday Poetry Reading Series hosts
a featured reading by Cave Canem Fellow CM Burroughs.
Burroughs, a native of Atlanta, GA, now serves on the faculty
at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in journals
including Bat City Review, PLUCK!, and Texas Poetry Journal.
Quiet Reading Room, Main Floor
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
free – (412)622-3151

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May 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Weave Magazine!

Just one year ago today, Weave Magazine posted the submission guidelines for what would become a beautiful collection of art and literary work from around the world. With two issues, support from The Sprout Fund, writing workshops, readings and a trip to the AWP, we feel pretty lucky. We couldn't be more grateful for the support - locally, regionally, nationally and internationally - from people like you!

We are very pleased to present to you the second issue of our publication. This issue is both beautiful and haunting - just full of amazing contemporary art and literary talent. You can purchase a copy from our website - or get a subscription and save a couple dollars! You can also get your hands on a copy of Issue 01 if you haven't already - or buy both issues together while supplies last (and at an even better discount)!

As always, we are open to submissions, open for review requests, open to featuring your local literary event on our blog - just send us an email! Weave plans to have another workshop up and running in the summer months, along with other great events, readings and conferences. Weave seeks to work in this spirit of openness and communication and continue to bring you the best in art and literary publication as well as dynamic community events. So thank you all for your support - we really couldn't have done it without you!