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Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange

A community resource for Poets in Pittsburgh

Selected poetry events. Pittsburgh's panoply of poetry will sate the most jaded poetic palate!
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  • On the fourth Wednesday of each month, PPE holds a discussion of a poetry book chosen by a member, at Coffee Tree Roasters on Walnut Street in Pittsburgh's Shadyside. See our Workshops page for details, including a list of the poetry books to be discussed.

  • PPE holds a poetry workshop, open to all, on the first Monday of each month at Brentwood Public Library. 7 to 10 p.m. Open to all. A $2 donation is requested. See Workshops page for details.

    Selected poetry readings(all in eve, scroll for details. Most free.):
    • November 7: Michael Wurster, Judith Vollmer, Shannon Sankay, and Megha Pai. Under the Sign of the Bear. Classic Lines, 5825 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill. 7 p.m.
    Reading Series:
    • VERSIFY! Selected by Bob Walicki. Usually the third Sat. of the month. At East End Book Exchange (EEBX), 4754 Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield.
    • Pretty Owl Spotlight Series. Featuring readers from Pretty Owl Journal.
    • Red Dog Reading Series". Carlow University's University Commons, Oakland. All-university, all-community. Sponsored by Carlow University creative writing undergraduates. Podcasts of past Hemingway's readings.

    • MadFridays. Fridays at 7 p.m. at Delainie's Coffee, East Carson and 18th Streets, South Side, Pittsburgh. Sponsored by Carlow University and featuring members of the Madwomen in the Attic workshop. Co-ordinated by Kayla Sargeson. [During the academic year.]

    • Under the Sign of the Bear. Local and out-of-town poets. Selected by Michael Albright. At Classic Lines, 5825 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill.

    • Up for something different? Slam poetry. Check out Steel City Slam's web site for events.

  • Morgantown Poets is an informal not-for-profit, all-volunteer community group that meets 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday each month at the Monongalia Arts Center (MAC), providing literary enthusiasts in north-central West Virginia the opportunity to express themselves, share their work, network, and to connect up-and-coming writers with more established authors. New writers are welcome. Join on Facebook by entering "Morgantown Poets" in the search or join the mailing list: Follow Morgantown Poets on Twitter(@MorgantownPoets) or watch videos of past events on their YouTube channel(

    And don't forget Prosody, WESA-FM's radio program, featuring local and nationally known writers. Now Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 90.5.

    For further information about Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange, phone 412-481-POEM, contact us via email, or send regular mail to:
    Michael Wurster
    Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange
    P.O. Box 4279
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Note: Michael Wurster does not use email; please use the phone number or postal address if your inquiry is specifically for him.

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