11/20 The New Yinzer Presents @ Modern Formations


Please join us at ModernFormations Gallery on Thursday 11/20, for the last 2014 installment of our TNY Presents reading series. This month features Christina Ailor, Caitlin Crawford, Scott Silsbe, Stefanie Wielkopolan, Laura Zurowski

As always, admission is $5 or free with pot luck contribution. Proudly sponsored by Mellingers Beer Distributor. BYOB encouraged.
When: Thursday, November 20th, 8pm
Where: ModernFormations, 4919 Penn Ave. (in Garfield)
Also, pre-game drinks at Lou’s Little Corner Bar at 6:30!


Christina Ailor lives in Carnegie with her roommate’s cat. She is a member of the Hour After Happy Hour Writing Workshop and an editor of the After Happy Hour Review. She writes future speculation fiction, love poems to television series, and is currently working on a web series about long distance relationships.Her favorite use of her political science degree is to write letters of complaint to elected and appointed officials.

Caitlin Crawford is the proprietor of Belleville, an arts and performance space in Wilkinsburg. There she lives with Steve and Lucifer, her two cats, and ample amounts of whiskey. She spends most of her time dancing with an amazing group of smart, talented and gorgeous friends, who help keep her feet on the ground.

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh, where he sells books, makes music with friends, and writes. His poems have recently appeared in Nerve Cowboy, Words Dance, the Cultural Weekly, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Six Gallery Press published his book Unattended Fire in 2012 and Low Ghost published The River Underneath the City in 2013.

Stefanie Wielkopolan is a Michigan poet that keeps moving back to Pittsburgh. Up until the age of eight, she spent every Saturday watching cartoons at a bowling alley bar. She credits this experience for her love of a good dive bar, people watching, and writing poetry. Her first collection of poetry, “Border Theory,” was published by Black Coffee Press in 2011. She currently teaches students ages 2-82 in the Pittsburgh region.


Laura Zurowski of Lovelorn Poets. Lovelorn Poets celebrates the beauty of written language found on missed connections websites all over the country – love letters, missives of regret, poems, and crazy rants. This literary blog strives to preserve and publish the best writing posted to Craigslist’s Missed Connections and curate an ever-growing collection of the passions, thoughts, and romantic encounters found there. Faceless, nameless (typically), and devoid of most context, these writers and their words are fleeting in nature and seen by few – until now.

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