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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.):
    • March 1: Literary reading from Autumn House Press books. 7 p.m., Brentwood Public Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. Michael Wurster and Alison Taverna will read from the most recent AH poetry book winners, Brian Swann's St. Francis and the Flies and Ellery Akers's Practicing the Truth. Michael Simms will read from Ruth Schwartz's Dear Good Naked Morning. Christine Stroud and Sharon Dilworth will read from memoir and fiction titles. Q and A follows. Admission is free and open to the public. AH books will be available for purchase. 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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