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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.

    Three Rivers Film Festival will have the Pittsburgh premieres of three films about poets. Buy tickets on the web site or at the door. $12.
    • Maya Angelou: and Still I Rise. Directed by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack. Saturday, November 19, 5 p.m. Harris Theater.
    • A Quiet Passion.. Cynthia Nixon stars as Emily Dickinson. Directed by Terence Davies. Saturday, November 19, 1 p.m. Regent Square Theater.
    • Neruda. Directed by Pablo Lorrain. Chile's submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar. Semi-fictional. Set in 1948 when Neruda went into hiding. A police inspector aspires to chase him down. Thursday, November 17, 6:15 p.m. Regent Square Theater.
    Selected poetry readings(most in evening, scroll for details. Most free.

    Podcasts of past Hemingway's readings.

    VERSIFY! Selected by Bob Walicki. Usually the third Sat. of the month. At East End Book Exchange/White Whale, 4754 Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield. 7 to 9 p.m., except for reading in October.

    • November 19: Jan Beatty, Sharon McDermott, Michelle Gil-Montero, Maggie Smith-Beehler. 7 to 9 p.m. The White Whale Bookstore (formerly East End Book Exchange).
    December 2: Madwomen in the Attic book party--and it will be a party, with food and drink. WYEP Studio, Bedford Square, South Side, Pittsburgh 15203. Celebrating the publication of Voices from the Attic XXII. Doors open at 7:00 pm, reading begins at 7:30. Open to the public. Asking donation of $10 to benefit Madwomen programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.]

  • University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, and Carlow University all have occasional public events featuring poets.
  • 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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