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. Most in evening. Most free.
Up for something different? Slam poetry. Check out Steel City Slam's web site for events.
Hemingway's Cafe Summer Poetry Series. Tuesday nights May-July 8 p.m. At Hemingway's Café, 3911 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.
Open mic after after featured readings as time permits
- Tuesday, May 29. Memorial Day reading
Matthew Borczon, Sheila Carter-Jones, Jimmy Cvetic, Samuel Hazo, William Rock, and Kathleen Trew Swazuk
- Tuesday, June 5. Deborah Bogen, Sheila Squillante, Kareem Tayyar, and Bob Walicki
- Tuesday, June 12. Robert Gibb, Fred Shaw, Sheryl St. Germain, and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
- Tuesday, June 19. Cameron Barnett, Ace Boggess, Ellen McGrath Smith, and Don Wentworth
- Tuesday, June 26. Malcolm Friend, Rickey Laurentiis, Lauren Russell, and Toi Derricotte
- Tuesday, July 3. Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, featuring Ava C. Cipri, Karen Lillis, Deesha Philyaw, and Bill Steigerwald
- Tuesday, July 10, Bastille Day! Djilali Benlahlou, Roberta Hatcher, Artie Solomon, Christine Telfer, Justin Vicari, and Bob Ziller
- Tuesday, July 17, East End Poets. Introduction by Mike Schneider
Judith Brice, Judith Dorian, Nola Garrett, Marc Jampole, and Mike Schneider
- Tuesday, July 24. Jason Baldinger, Charlie Brice, Romella Kitchens, Deena November, Kayla Sargeson, and John Stupp
- Tuesday July 31. The Grand Finale, curated by Kristofer Collins.
Lori Jakiela, Celeste Gainey, Rich Gegick, John Grochalski, Ally Malinenko, and Scott Silsbe.
- The Bridge Series, in which writers support a different worthwhile organization each month.
May 29: The Bridge Series visits City of Asylum at Alphabet City to celebrate the publication of the new anthology Bullets Into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (Beacon Press, 2017). Readings from the anthology by Vanessa German, Jhordan Price, Roshi Xing, and Mysheree Key.
Our guest organization will be Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
The reading will be followed by a Q&A session with the readers moderated by Brentin Mock.
City of Asylum at Alphabet City (Lower Level)
40 W. North Ave.
- June 6: A Celebration of Poetry and Community. &:00 to 8:30 p.m. Celebrating the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop's 40th Anniversary and the archiving of its records in the Detre Library and Archives.
Senator John Heinz History Center
Members of the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop will read poems by present and departed members of the workshop. Heinz History Center staff will speak on the processing of the archive.
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA 15222.
- June 8: A Pittsburgh/So Cal Poetry Reading. Joan E. Bauer, Charlie Brice, Dave Newman, and Kareem Tayyar. White Whale Bookstore, Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield. 7 p.m. Books for sale / Reception following the reading.
- Red Dog Reading Series. Carlow University's University Commons, Oakland.
All-university, all-community. Sponsored by Carlow University creative writing undergraduates.
- 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 Laurin Wolf.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Morgantown Poets on Twitter(@MorgantownPoets) or watch videos of past events on their YouTube channel(www.youtube.com/user/MorgantownPoets).