April 18, 2011

Pittsburgh Lit Events: April 18 - 24

Tuesday, April 19:

Hungry Sphinx Reading Series
Weekly poetry and fiction series featuring area students and writers fills the upper room of the Sphinx Hookah Cafe. This week's featured readers TBA.
Sphinx Cafe
401 Atwood St Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
8:00pm - free (one drink min.) - (412) 621-1153

Steel City Poetry Slam - Grand Slam
Local poets perform slam poetry in a three round, invite-only slam to field the Pittsburgh team for the 2011 National Poetry Slam in Cambridge, MA; hosted by DJ Brewer.
Shadow Lounge
972 Baum Blvd Pittsburgh, PA (East Liberty)
9:00pm(18+) - $5 - (412) 363-8277

Wednesday, April 20:


91.3 WYEP Radio

Thursday, April 21:

Pittsburgh Writes
Weekly writers workshop.
Crazy Mocha Coffee
531 Beaver Street Sewickley, PA
Call for time - (412) 708-3312

Writers LIVE @ CLP - Matthew Gallaway
Pittsburgh Lectures welcomes Pittsburgh-native Matthew Gallaway, author of The Metropolis Case (Crown, 2010) to the first reading in this new series.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Main Branch)
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
6:00pm - free – (412) 622-8866

Fifth Annual Fair Housing Poetry Slam
Local poets speak out about the need to create communities that are built on inclusion, diversity and fairness; that are free of discrimination and intolerance; and embrace change that is citizen driven.
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA (East Liberty)
7:00pm - $5(suggested) - (412) 391-2535 (x203)

The New Yinzer Presents
Join The New Yinzer for another installment of TNYPresents
. Featured writers include Kristin Ross, Jen Michalski, Adam Robinson, and Kelli Stevens Kane.
4919 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
8:00pm - $5 (free w/ pot luck contribution)
- (412) 362-0274

Saturday, April 23:

Feminism and Zines Symposium
Sara Marcus, author of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riotgrrrl Revolution; Alison Piepmeier, author of Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism; and Jenna Freedman, zine librarian at Barnard College, are guest speakers.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Main Branch)
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
10:00am-4:00pm - free – (412) 622-3151

Caper / Pear Noir! / Weave Reading
Weave Magazine, Pear Noir!, and Caper Literary Journal present the most exciting night of readings in Pittsburgh this spring! Admission includes a copy of Weave Issue 5 and a raffle ticket for your shot at winning some awesome prizes. The night will also spotlight contributors to each publication, featuring some of the most exciting young voices in independent literature including Rae Bryant, Chris Nold and Laura E. Davis (Caper); Tao Lin & Megan Boyle, Noah Cicero, Jordan Castro & Mallory Whitten, and Scott McClanahan (Pear Noir!); Dalenna Moser, Karen Lizon, and Nour Abdelghani (Weave).
Remedy Bar and Lounge
5121 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
7:30pm - free - (412) 781-6771

Do you have a literary event you want to see listed on our calendar?
E-mail details to: joel.weavezine @ gmail.com

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