Pittsburgh Literary Events: September/October 2015

Pittsburgh Literary Events: September/October 2015

Pittsburgh Literary Events: September/October 2015

If you are in Pittsburgh, don’t miss the chance to hear and meet these fabulous University of Pittsburgh Press and Pitt Poetry Series authors:


Derricotte2011Toi Derricotte

September 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Coffee Tree Roasters
5524 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Pitt poet Toi Derricotte (The Undertaker’s Daughterwill be discussed by members of the Pitt Poetry Exchange on September 23 at the Coffee Tree Roasters in Shadyside. It’s free and open to the public; call 412-621-6880 for more info. Local poet Michael Wurster will lead the discussion.


EmanuelLynn Emanuel

September 30th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
The University Store
4000 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The University Store on Fifth at Pitt will host the Pittsburgh launch of poet Lynn Emanuel’s The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected on September 30th.



Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco

October 2nd, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Antonian Hall
Carlow University
3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Inaugural poet Richard Blanco, who recently read his commissioned poem, Matters of the Sea / Cosas del mar, during the reopening ceremony of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, will be reading on October 2nd at Carlow University. University of Pittsburgh Press has published Matters of the Sea / Cosas del mar as a commemorative chapbook: details here.


PietrzykLeslieLeslie Pietrzyk
Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading

October 8th, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Tropical Forest Conservatory
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Leslie Pietrzyk, author of This Angel on My Chest, the 2015 prize-winning book, will read on Thursday, October 8th at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Free and open to the Public. A book signing will follow.