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.
Hemingway's Cafe Summer Poetry Series. Tuesday nights May-July 8 p.m. At Hemingway's Café, 3911 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.
Founded by Jimmy Cvetic. Open mic after featured readings as time permits.
Co-hosted and curated by Joan E. Bauer and Kristofer Collins
- Tuesday, May 7: Madwomen in the Attic.
Valerie Bacharach, Doralee Brooks, Daniela Buccilli, Kara Knickerbocker,
Jamilla Rice, Bernadette Ulsamer, and Sarah Williams-Devereux
- Tuesday, May 14: Pittsburgh Poetry Society.
Introduction by Christine Aikens Wolfe.
Sally (Sarah) Davis, Nancy Esther James, Christine Pasinski, Fred Peterson,
Christine Aikens Wolfe, and Judy Yogman with guest poet Monica Prince
- Tuesday, May 21: Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange. Introduction by Timons Esaias. Featuring Timons Esaias, Stephen Genetti, Barry Govenor, Roberta Hatcher, Gene Hirsch, Joe Kaldon, Stuart Sheppard, and Christine Telfer
- Tuesday, May 28: Memorial Day Reading.
Matthew Borczon, Shawn Jones, Romella Kitchens, Bonita Lee Penn, Bruce Weigl, and the poetry of Jimmy Cvetic
- Tuesday, June 4: Michele Battiste, Kristofer Collins, Leslie Anne Mcilroy, Emily Mohn-Slate, and Bob Walicki
- Tuesday, June 11: Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop.
Introduction by Rosaly DeMaios Roffman.
M. Soledad Caballero, Ann Curran, Ziggy Edwards, Don Krieger, Joseph Karasek, Christine Doriean Michaels, Randy Minnich, Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, Joanne Samraney, and Shirley Stevens
- Tuesday, June 18: Save the Planet! Sheila Squillante, Barbara Edelman, Jan Hamilton, Sheila Carter-Jones, Paola Corso, Mike Schneider, Michael Simms, and Arlene Weiner
- Tuesday, June 25: Stonewall Uprising 50th Anniversary Reading, featuring Lisa Alexander, Celeste Gainey, Dakota Garilli, James Allan Hall, Heather McNaugher, and Justin Vicari
- Tuesday, July 2: Shaheen Dil, Lyubomir Nikolov, Judith Robinson, and MIchael Wurster
- Tuesday, July 9: Nancy Krygowski, Richard St. John, and Samuel Hazo
- Tuesday, July 16: Lynn Emanuel, Lauren Russell, and Toi Derricotte
- Tuesday, July 23: Jennifer Jackson Berry, Jay Carson, Robin Clarke, Barbara Duarte Esgalhado, Adam Matcho, and John Stupp
- Tuesday July 30: The Grand Finale, curated by Kristofer Collins. Featuring Jen Ashburn, Jason Baldinger, Deena November, Deesha Philyaw,
Adriana Ramirez, Ellen McGrath Smith, and Don Wentworth
Up for something different? Slam poetry. Check out Steel City Slam's web site for events.
- The Bridge Series, in which writers support a different worthwhile organization each month.
City of Asylum at Alphabet City (Lower Level)
40 W. North Ave.
- 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).