November 1, 2009

Pittsburgh Lit Events November 1 - 8

Monday, November 2:

Drue Heinz Lecture Series - Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe, American Book Award-winning author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968), The Bonfire of the Vanities (Bantam , 1987), and
Back to Blood (Little, Brown, and Co. , 2009) speaks in Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
7:30pm - $35+ - (412) 622-8866

Save the Libraries Reading & Dance Party
Join The Cyberpunk Apocalypse, Open Thread, Encyclopedia Destructica, and other
members of the Literary Community in support of our Libraries. Featuring Karen Lillis,
Adam Atkinson, Sara Labuff, Todd Faultin, and more. Dancing and library activism info, too!

4016 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
8:00pm - $2+(donation-based)

Tuesday, November 3:

Hungry Sphinx Reading Series: Roberta Foizey and Louis Boyle
Weekly poetry and fiction series featuring area students and writers fills the upper
room of the Sphinx Hookah Cafe. Roberta Foizey and Louis Boyle are featured.
Sphinx Cafe
401 Atwood St Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
8:00pm - free - (421) 621-1153

Thursday, November 5:

Michael Simms Chapbook Release Reading
Area poet Michael Simms reads from his new chapbook Black Stone.
Té Café

2000 Murray Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Squirrel Hill)

7:00pm - Free -

Peter Oresick Reading
Reading from his book Warhol-O-rama (CMU Press, 2008).
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
150 Finoli Dr Greensburg, PA
7:00pm - free- (724)837-7040

Discover Your Voice Kick-Off
The End the Silence Campaign kicks off "Discover Your Voice," a new writing workshop
designed to empower survivors of sexual violence. Featuring various
poets and musicians.
4919 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
8:00pm - $5

Carnegie Mellon Creative Writing Student Reading
Featuring Tom Pike, Jackie Sizemore, Alex Yuschik, and Amy Zhang.
Gladys Schmitt Creative Writing Center
260 Baker Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
8:00pm - free

Pitt Contemporary Writers Series Presents: C.D. Wright
Griffin Poetry Prize-winning author of Rising, Falling, Hovering (Copper Canyon
Press, 2008) reads her work. The reading will be followed by an interview
on "The Future
of Poetry"
moderated by Cave Canem poet Dawn Lundy Martin.
University of Pittsburgh
Frick Fine Arts Building
- Room 125
Schenley Dr Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
8:30pm - free - (412) 624-4125

Friday, November 6:

Gist Street Reading Series
Featuring Atsuro Riley (poetry) and Pia Z. Ehrhardt (non-fiction).
James Simon Sculpture Studio (3rd floor)
305 Gist St Pittsburgh, PA (Uptown)
8:00pm – $5 - (412) 434-5629

Girls With Glasses Launch Party
Poets Stacey Waite and Renee Albert read in celebration of new literary journal
Girls With Glasses
5121 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrencville)
10:00pm - $? - (412) 781-6771

Sunday, November 8:

Pittsburgh Poetry Series: Collective Voices
Pittsburgh Poetry Series holds its first event, welcoming the Pittsburgh Poetry
Shirley Stevens will moderate. Particpants will include Anne Picone,
Edna Machesney, Dorothy Holley, Nancy Esther James, Jeen-Shang Lin, Marilyn
Marsh Noll, and Christine Doreian Michaels.
Father Ryan Arts Center
420 Chartiers Ave McKees Rocks, PA
7:00pm - $? - (412) 771-3052

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