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8/10 Jason Baldinger & Charles Cicirella @ Mac’s Backs

Posted in Events with tags , , on August 8, 2019 by 6GPress

7 PM SATURDAY

Jason Baldinger from Pittsburgh and Charles Cicirella from Cleveland will be feature reading with Open Mic. to follow.

8/17 Edmund Berrigan, Lauren Russell, & Karen Lillis @ White Whale

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on August 3, 2019 by 6GPress

7 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Need a mid-month lit reading pick-me-up? EDMUND BERRIGAN will be visiting Pittsburgh to read from his most recent collection of poetry, MORE GONE, alongside local writers LAUREN RUSSELL and KAREN LILLIS.

Praise for MORE GONE:

“A vulnerable and movingly confident self. He impresses with deep impressions.” –– John Godfrey

“Edmund Berrigan’s poems may be ‘more gone,’ but they are also more here. ‘Anxious, patient and sentient,’ they happen at an intimate core of self, family, community, and world, webbing out in all our neighboring shades and activities of being, where experience glitches and knits. They are rollercoastery, beautiful, knowing, revelatory, and real.” –– Eleni Sikelianos

EDMUND BERRIGAN is most recently the author of MORE GONE from City Lights in 2019. Other recent publications include WE’LL ALL GO TOGETHER (Further and Fewer, 2015) and CAN IT! (Letter Machine Editions, 2014). Berrigan was the guest blogger for the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog in March of 2019, and has had essays included in the collections Lovers of my Orchard: Writers and Artists in Frank O’Hara (Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2017) and Joe Brainard’s Art (Edinburgh University Press, 2019).

KAREN LILLIS is a writer and bookseller. She is the author of four novellas, including WATCH THE DOORS AS THEY CLOSE (Spuyten Duyvil). Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, LA Cultural Weekly, Lit Hub, Local Knowledge, Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, and Volume 1 Brooklyn, among others. She has been a writer in residence at Shakespeare and Company in Paris, an art reviewer at The Austin Chronicle, a regular contributor to the anti-war/poetry newspaper New York Nights after 2001, and once wrote a short story on the side of a freight train. Her books earned her a 2014 Acker Award for Avant Garde Excellence in Fiction.

LAUREN RUSSELL is the author of WHAT’S HANGING ON THE HUSH (Ahsahta, 2017), and DESCENT (forthcoming from Tarpaulin Sky in 2020). She has received fellowships from the NEA, Cave Canem, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Bettering American Poetry 2015, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, among others. She is a research assistant professor and is assistant director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh.

8/3 Poetry Reading: Silsbe, Wielkopolan, Tutolo, Kuzmish, & Pajich @ White Whale + Kevin Finn @ Night Market

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2019 by 6GPress

7 PM SATURDAY

To kick off our poetry events during the month of August, White Whale’s delighted to welcome back local poets Scott Silsbe, Stefanie Wielkopolan, Meghan Tutolo, Bob Pajich, and Luke Kuzmish, for a reading in the store! All four writers will be selling their books and chapbooks during the reading as well.

LUKE KUZMISH is a new father, recovering addict, and software developer. He has released 4 collections of poems, the latest entitled Hurry Up Wagon, published by Poets’ Hall Press.

SCOTT SILSBE was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems have been collected in three books—Unattended Fire, The River Underneath the City, and Muskrat Friday Dinner. He is also an assistant editor at Low Ghost Press.

MEGHAN TUTOLO’S poems have appeared in Nerve Cowboy, Rattle, Chiron Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and paper placemats and old receipts all over Western PA and beyond. Her first chapbook, Little as Living, was published in September 2014.

BOB PAJICH is a writer living in Forest Hills. His poetry collection,The Trolleyman, is available from Pittsburgh’s Low Ghost Press.

STEFANIE WIELKOPOLAN is a poet from North Carolina that prefers to call the past home. 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. In 2008, she received her M.F.A. in Poetry from Chatham University. Her poems have appeared in New Yinzer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Uppagus, Nerve Cowboy, and the anthology Unconditional Surrender: An Anthology of Love Poems from Low Ghost Press, among others. Her first collection of poetry, Border Theory, was published by Black Coffee Press in 2011.

ALSO Zachary Lee, Amy Melissen, & Sea of Dust author Kevin Finn will play some tunes in Market Square. Kevin goes on at 5:30.

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the Saturday Night Market: join us every Saturday from May 18 through October 26 for a night of art, jewelry, photography, games, food, music, and more!

As part of our Downtown Sound Initiative, we’ll be presenting a weekly free, live music series at the Night Markets in collaboration with community partners presenting diverse styles of local music on the Pittsburgh City Paper Stage.

🎵 Music partners include WYEP-FM, Women Who Rock, The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, Deutschtown Music Festival, Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania, YMCA Lighthouse Project, Weather Permitting, BOOM Concepts, Liveburghstudio, and more!

Visit DowntownPittsburgh.com to see a weekly entertainment lineup, vendor listing, and more.

In addition to weekly Night Markets on Saturdays, join us for special Friday nights during the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Picklesburgh 2019, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawls.

Media support for the Night Market + Concert Series is provided by 91.3 WYEP.

7/30 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series – Season Finale!

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2019 by 6GPress

Don Wentworth sez,

I’ll be reading this coming Tuesday, July 30th, at 8 pm, at the Hemingway’s summer finale. The poets reading will try to put an exclamation point to what has been, arguably, the best season at Hem’s to date. My contribution will be 8 new haiku and 2 ghazals I have not read there before. Also a bonus free verse poem in which, seance-like, we will be attempting communication with Philip Larkin on the other side. Details below. Hope to see you there.
The 2019 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. May-July
Hemingway’s Cafe, 3911 Forbes Avenue , Oakland
Founded by Jimmy Cvetic.
Co-hosted by Joan E. Bauer & Kristofer Collins
Open mic after featured readings as time permits

Tuesday July 30 – The Grand Finale curated by Kristofer Collins. Jen Ashburn, Jason Baldinger, Deena November, Deesha Philyaw, Adriana Ramirez, Ellen McGrath Smith, Meghan Tutolo & Don Wentworth

Jen Ashburn is the author of The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016) and has work published in numerous venues, including the podcast The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Her poem “Our Mother Drove Barefoot” was selected for the 2018 Public Poetry Project by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and distributed on posters across the state. She holds an MFA from Chatham University , where she taught creative writing to women in the Allegheny County Jail through Chatham ’s Words Without Walls program. She’s currently working on her second full-length poetry collection, tentatively titled Our Own Thin Ways, and a memoir.

Jason Baldinger is a poet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A recent Writer in Residence and Osage Arts Community, he has three recent books, This Useless Beauty (Alien Buddha Press) and the split books The Ugly Side of the Lake with John Dorsey (Night Ballet Press) as well as Little Fires Hiding with James Benger (Kung Fu Treachery Press). His work has been published widely in print journals and online. You can listen to him read his work on Bandcamp on lps by the band Theremonster and The Gotobeds.

Deena November is the author of Mean Mama (Main Street Rag, 2017) She has edited two anthologies, Nasty Women & Bad Hombres (Lascaux Editions, 2017) and I Just Hope It’s Lethal (Houghton Mifflin, 2005). Her poetry has appeared in Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, Women Write Resistance, Keyhole Magazine, Mom Egg Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Her chapbook Dick Wad was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2012. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Carlow University where she then taught in the English and Women’s Studies programs. Deena teaches Creative Writing, Literature and Communications at Robert Morris University. She curates the Staghorn Poetry Series. Deena enjoys strolling through the gardens of Phipps with her toddlers and baby.

Deesha Philyaw is a Pittsburgh-based writer. Her fiction and nonfiction writing on race, gender, sex and culture has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Brevity, The Cheat River Review, The Baltimore Review, dead housekeeping, Bitch, Apogee Journal, and other publications. She’s a Fellow at the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction and a native Floridian.

Adriana E. Ramírez is a Mexican-Colombian writer, critic, and performance poet based in Pittsburgh . She won the inaugural PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize in 2015 for her novella-length work of nonfiction, Dead Boys (Little A, 2016), and in 2016 she was named Critic at Large for the Los Angeles Times Book Section. Her essays and poems have also appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica/PEN America, Literary Hub, Convolution, HEArt, Apogee, and on Nerve.com. Once a nationally ranked slam poet, she cofounded the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective and continues to perform on stages around the country. She and novelist Angie Cruz founded Aster(ix) Journal, a literary journal giving voice to the censored and the marginalized. Her debut full-length work of nonfiction, The Violence, is forthcoming from Scribner.

Ellen McGrath Smith teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and in the Carlow University Madwomen in the Attic program. Her writing has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Los Angeles Review, Quiddity, Cimarron , and other journals, and in several anthologies, including Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. Smith has been the recipient of an Orlando Prize, an Academy of American Poets award, a Rainmaker Award from Zone 3 magazine, and a 2007 Individual Artist grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her second chapbook, Scatter, Feed, was published by Seven Kitchens Press in the fall of 2014, and her book, Nobody’s Jackknife, was published in 2015 by the West End Press.

Meghan Tutolo is an artist and copywriter from Pittsburgh , PA. When she isn’t writing romance for olives and pasta or grading essays, she can be found cruising around on her pipsqueak motorcycle or holed up at home with her smoothy faced cats—writing and making things. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Weave, Main Street Rag, Nerve Cowboy and Free State Review—among others. Her first chapbook, Little As Living, was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2014.

Don Wentworth’s work reflects his interest in the revelatory nature of brief, haiku-like moments in every day life. His poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, Frogpond, and Rolling Stone, as we l as a number of anthologies. He is the author of
three full-length poetry collections published by Six Gallery Press: Past All Traps (2011), Yield to the Willow (2014), and With a Deepening Presence (2016). Past All Traps was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation’s 2011 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. His poem “hiding” was selected as one of “100 Notable Haiku” of 2013 by Modern Haiku Press. Don has two new poetry books forthcoming: a collection of ghazals from Low Ghost and a collaborative collection of tanka written with the British haiku poet, Joy McCall. Since 1989, he has been the editor and publisher of Lilliput Review.

Listen in @ www.hemingwayspoetryseries.blogspot.com (our audio archive)

Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/Hemingwayssummerpoetryseries/

7/27 Staghorn presents Scott, Walicki, & Terman @ Staghorn Garden Cafe

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on July 12, 2019 by 6GPress

Beat the heat and join Staghorn Poetry Series for a poetry reading with Wendy Scott, Bob Walicki and Philip Terman 4pm, Saturday, July 27th at Staghorn Garden Cafe (517 Greenfield Ave. 15207). Authors’s books will be available for purchase.

Bio’s:

Wendy Scott’s first book of poems, Soon I Will Build an Ark, was published by Main Street Rag. Her poems have appeared in Green Mountains Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Harpur Palate, among others. She is an editor of the Pittsburgh Poetry Journal, and has an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is one of three editors for Show Us Your Papers, a poetry anthology about being permitting, documented and categorized, to be published by Main Street Rag. She has taught creative writing and composition at universities, elementary schools and halfway houses. She has also worked as a social worker, a legal assistant, a cashier and a waitress. Scott is a proud member of the Madwomen in the Attic creative writing groups at Carlow University.

Robert Walicki’s work has appeared in over 50 journals, including Pittsburgh City Paper, Fourth River,Chiron Review, and Red River Review. A Pushcart and a Best of The Net nominee, Robert has published two chapbooks: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press), which was nominated to the 2016 List of Books for New York City’s Poets House. His first full-length collection, Black Angels, is now available from Pittsburgh’s Six Gallery Press.

Philip Terman is the author of five collections of poems, including, most recently, Our Portion: New and Selected Poems. A selection of his poems, My Dear Friend Kafka, has been translated into Arabic and published by Ninwa Press in Damascus, Syria. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Poetry Magazine, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, The Sun Magazine, and 99 Poems for the 99 Percent. He’s a professor of English at Clarion University, where he directs the Spoken Art Reading Series and is the coordinator of The Bridge Literary and Arts Center in Franklin, PA. He has collaborated with other artists, including composers, painters, and sculptors, and performs his poetry with the jazz band, The Barkeyville Triangle. More information can be found at www.philipterman.com.

7/19-20 WordPlay @ Bricolage Theater

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on July 12, 2019 by 6GPress

8 PM FRIDAY, JULY 19 & SATURDAY, JULY 20…

With brazen honesty and creativity, actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own stories while our DJ spins a real-time soundtrack using anything from Brahms to Beyoncé. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll get an extremely intimate look into the life of a total stranger. Join us at 7:30 for free drinks and games at Happy Half-Hour! You never know what surprises we’ll have in store, but they’ll always be original and interactive (don’t worry, participation is optional).

Our July powerhouse storytellers:
Jamie Agnello
Billy Jenkins
Maria Simbra
TJ Parker-Young

Hosted by Alan Olifson, award-winning humor columnist, public radio commentator, comedian, and regular host of Pittsburgh’s monthly Moth StorySLAMs.Partnered with a live soundtrack from DJ Tracksploitation!

Friday performances of WordPlay feature ASL interpretation. See our website or contact Fred at 412.471.0999 or fred@webbricolage.org for full accessibility information.

7/7 Hell’s Lid Reading Series: July @ Full Pint Wild Side Pub

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2019 by 6GPress

2 PM SUNDAY, July 7…

Check out the best poets, writers, and spoken word artists in and around the city on the first Sunday of every month at the awesome Full Pint Wild Side Pub in Lawrenceville! Hosted by Miss Macross. July’s lineup includes:

Tai Chirovsky
Janette Schafer
Ben Smiley
Angele Ellis
Rita Staci B
Cal LaFountain
Tera McIntosh

This is a free event, but donations for the performers are greatly appreciated. Hell’s Lid is an inclusive and accessible event.

6/26 The Bridge Series @ Ace Hotel + POP Presents @ Black Cat Market

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2019 by 6GPress

7 PM WEDNESDAY

For our June installment of The Bridge Series our guest organization will be Bethlehem Haven and our readers will include Jen Ashburn, Jill Khoury and Toi Derricotte.

$5 suggested donation

thanks to our board members Joan Bauer and Jenny Ashburn for putting this event together.

Bio details below:

Jen Ashburn is the author of The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016) and has work published in numerous venues, including The MacGufffin, Whiskey Island and The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Her poem “Our Mother Drove Barefoot” was selected for the 2018 Public Poetry Project by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and distributed on posters across the state. She holds an MFA from Chatham University, and lives in Pittsburgh.

Jill Khoury writes on gender, disability, and embodied identity. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and edits Rogue Agent, a journal that features poetry and art of the body. She has written two chapbooks—Borrowed Bodies (Pudding House, 2009) and Chance Operations (Paper Nautilus, 2016). Her debut full-length collection, Suites for the Modern Dancer, was released in 2016 from Sundress Publications. Find her at jillkhoury.com.

Toi Derricotte is the author of five previous collections of poetry, most recently, The Undertaker’s Daughter (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), described by Natasha Trethewey as “a courageous act of healing and redemption.” An earlier collection of poems, Tender, won the 1998 Paterson Poetry Prize; and her literary memoir, The Black Notebooks (W.W. Norton), received the 1998 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-Fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. With Cornelius Eady, she co-founded Cave Canem Foundation, the nation’s premier “home for Black poetry.” Professor Emerita at the University of Pittsburgh, she serves on the Academy of American Poets’ Board of Chancellors. Her sixth collection, ‘I’: New and Selected Poems, is forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh Press in 2019.

ABOUT OUR GUEST ORGANIZATION:
Bethlehem Haven provides shelter and supportive services to thousands of homeless women. A continuum of care consists of a range of housing and supportive services designed to enable each woman to identify her needs, develop a plan of action, and achieve a successful outcome.
Bethlehem Haven believes that a secure home is an essential foundation for women to achieve stable mental and physical health, as well as personal empowerment. Every woman who lives at Bethlehem Haven is linked to supportive services, specially designed for their individual needs. Bethlehem Haven helps clients identify an action plan to achieve self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
Housing Programs and Supportive Services
EMERGENCY SHELTER provides temporary housing for homeless women.
SAFE AT HOME offers monetary and basic assistance to women who are homeless, or at immediate risk of homelessness, for the first time in their lives. Priority is given to women over 50 years old.
HAVEN HOMES provides supportive permanent housing for women who are mentally ill.
RAPID RE-HOUSING provides housing identification, move in assistance, short-term rental assistance that is gradually reduced as the tenant assumes a larger share of the payment, case management and aftercare support.
MEDICAL RESPITE CARE is acute and post-acute medical care for patients experiencing homelessness or patients who are unstably housed who are too ill or frail from a physical illness or injury while living in a shelter or on the street, but are not sic enough to be in a hospital.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLINIC provides medical, mental health, podiatry, and dental care for homeless women and men without health insurance
UPTOWN LEGAL CLINIC provides free legal counseling for civil cases in such areas as family law, landlord-tenant, public benefits, consumer protection, wills, power of attorney and bankruptcy.
For the last 36 years, Bethlehem Haven has provided nearly 13,000 nights of shelter, every night, and the need continues to grow. Each year, the Haven provides nearly 60,000 meals; sees around 600 men and women in the health and wellness clinic; fills countless physical and emotional needs for our residents and day program attendees; and provides employment training for more than 100 men and women in the community.

ALSO 7 PM WEDNESDAY

Join Pretty Owl Poetry at The Black Cat Market for a night of poetry + fiction + cats! Wheeler Light will be promoting their book Hometown Onomastics! Local readers Laura Brun, Malcolm Friend, and Taylor Grieshober will be reading things, too!

Laura Brun is a poet from small-town Kentucky who lives and writes in Pittsburgh. She currently works at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and reads submissions for IDK Magazine. Her work is most recently forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue and the Pittsburgh Poetry Review. You can find more of her work at lauranbrun.blogspot.com and can follow her on insta @laurarrrrun

Malcolm Friend is a poet originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University, and his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of the chapbook mxd kd mixtape (Glass Poetry, 2017) and the full length collection Our Bruises Kept Singing Purple (Inlandia Books, 2018), selected by Cynthia Arrieu-King as winner of the 2017 Hillary Gravendyk Prize. Together with JR Mahung, he is a member of Black Plantains, an Afrocarribean poetry collective.

Taylor Grieshober earned her MFA in Fiction from Oregon State University in 2018. She has recently been shortlisted for the Master’s Review Emerging Writer’s Prize, guest judged by Aimee Bender and her work has appeared in Hobart and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, among others. Her debut story collection, “Off Days,” is forthcoming from Low Ghost Press on June 8th.

Wheeler Light lives in Washington, DC. He received his BA in creative writing from Naropa University in Boulder, CO, where he co-founded What Are Birds? Journal. He is the 2018 Denver Mercury Cafe Poetry Slam champion and a recipient of the IthacaLit Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in December Magazine, Gravel Mag, Hobart, and New Delta Review, among others. He is the author of Blue Means Snow (Bottlecap Press 2018) and Hometown Onomastics (Pitymilk Press 2019).

6/22 Read Local/Eat Local @ Peters Township Public Library

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2019 by 6GPress

The Peters Township Public Library will host 25 local authors at its 2nd annual Read Local/Eat Local event on Saturday, June 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The library is encouraging the community to read books by Pennsylvania authors that represent all genres for all age groups. No registration required to attend.

Authors at the event will include:
Audrey Abbott, Author
Elizabeth Babcock
Chuck Beard
• Brian Butko
Michael Buzzelli
Jamie Beth Cohen, Writer
• Carrie DiRisio
• Angele Ellis
David Finoli
Ellen Goodlett Author
• Melanie Linn Gutowski
• Ben Gwin
• Peter Hayes
Tom Imerito
Lori Jakiela
• Quelcy Kogel
J Judson Lacko
Joe Moore
Jacqui Phillips
Leah Pileggi
• Chad and George Shannon The Best Seven Years of My Life
• The Tuesday Table Ladies from Longwood at Oakmont
• Bob Walicki

No registration is required to attend the rest of the Read Local/Eat Local event. Plan to Eat Local while at this free event or passing through the area. Three food trucks, Burgh Bites, Southside BBQ Company, and Udderly Fresh, will be in the library parking lot with refreshments for sale that afternoon.

For more information about Read Local/Eat Local, call the library at 724.941.9430 ext. 5771.

Kicking off the event at 10:00 a.m. will be a talk by New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict followed by a book signing.
THIS PROGRAM IS FILLED. You do have the option to arrive at 10:45 a.m. to line up for a book signing ONLY after the 10 a.m. talk.
Independent bookstore Riverstone on the Road with Marie Benedict will be handling books sales for Marie Benedict that day. They suggest you preorder your book/s before Read Local/Eat Local, by calling Riverstone Books at 412.366.1001.

Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years’ experience as a litigator at two of the country’s premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women — and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with “The Other Einstein”, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein’s first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. The following novel in this series is “Carnegie’s Maid”, which tells the story of one brilliant woman who many have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world’s first true philanthropist. Marie’s 3rd installment in the series, “The Only Woman in the Room”, was published in January of 2019. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of Hedy Lamarr, glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, “The Only Woman in the Room” is a masterpiece. Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels “The Chrysalis”, “The Map Thief”, and “Brigid of Kildare”. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

7/11 An Accident of Blood and Severance Book Launch @ White Whale

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2019 by 6GPress

Come Join us on July 11, as Pittsburgh poet Charlie Brice will launch his new poetry collection, An Accident of Blood, at the White Whale Bookstore, 4754 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224, from 7-9 PM. Reading with Charlie will be Robert Fanning who will launch his new collection, Severance, as well as local poets Judy Brice, Kara Knickerbocker, and Robert Walicki. This event is free. Beverages will be served.

Author Bios:

Charlie Brice is a retired psychoanalyst and is the author of Flashcuts Out of Chaos (2016), Mnemosyne’s Hand (2018), and An Accident of Blood (2019), all from WordTech Editions. His poetry has been nominated for the Best in Net anthology and twice for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in over ninety publications including The Atlanta Review, The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, Fifth Permafrost, SLAB, The Paterson Literary Review, Muddy River Poetry Review and elsewhere.

Judy Brice is a retired psychiatrist whose love of nature and experiences with illness informs much of her work. She has had over fifty poems published in many journals and anthologies, including The Golden Streetcar, Vox Populi, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Magnolia Review, and Annals of Internal Medicine. She has received two Editor’s Choice Awards in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize. She is the author of Renditions in a Palette and Overhead from Longing. Her poem, “Mourning Calls,” set to music by Tony Manfredonia, can be heard at https://www.manfredoniamusic.com/mourning-calls.

Robert Fanning is the author of four books of poetry: The Seed Thieves, American Prophet, Severance, and Our Sudden Museum, as well as two chapbooks: Sheet Music and Old Bright Wheel. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Atlanta Review, and other journals. He is a Professor of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University and the founder and facilitator of the Wellspring Literary Series in Mt. Pleasant, MI., where he lives with his wife, sculptor Denise Whitebread Fanning, and their two children. To read his work, visit www.robertfanning.wordpress.com.

Kara Knickerbocker is the author of the chapbooks The Shedding Before the Swell and Next to Everything that is Breakable. She earned her BA in English from Westminster College in 2012 and is currently earning her MFA at Carlow University/Trinity College Dublin. Her most recent poetry and essays appeared in or are forthcoming from: Longridge Review, Moledro Magazine, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, One Sentence Poems, Uppagus, and the anthology Voices from the Attic, Vol. XXII, among others. Knickerbocker lives in Pittsburgh, where she co-curates the MadFridays Reading Series. You can find her online at www.karaknickerbocker.com.

Robert Walicki’s work has appeared in over 50 journals, including Pittsburgh City Paper, Fourth River,One, and Vox Populi. A Pushcart and a Best of The Net nominee, Robert has published two chapbooks: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press), which was nominated to the 2016 List of Books for New York City’s Poets House. His first full-length collection, Black Angels, is now available from Six Gallery Press, and his next collection, “Fountain” is forthcoming from Main Street Rag Press.

6/18 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series – Week 7

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2019 by 6GPress

8 PM TUESDAY…

Hemingway’s Cafe, 3911 Forbes Avenue , Oakland
Founded by Jimmy Cvetic.
Co-hosted by Joan E. Bauer & Kristofer Collins
Open mic after featured readings as time permits.
Listen in @ www.hemingwayspoetryseries.blogspot.com
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Tuesday June 18 – Save the Planet! A reading w/ Paola Corso, Barbara Edelman, Mike Schneider, Michael Simms, Sheila Squillante & Arlene Weiner.

Paola Corso’s books are set in the Pittsburgh area where her Southern Italian immigrant family found work in the steel mill. A New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow and Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award Winner, she is the author of Catina’s Haircut: A Novel in Stories on Library Journal’s notable list of first novels in Fall 2010, Giovanna’s 86 Circles And Other Stories, a John Gardner Fiction Book Award Finalist, a book of poems, Death by Renaissance, and newly released poetry collections, The Laundress Catches Her Breath, winner of the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing, and Once I Was Told the Air Was Not for Breathing about Pittsburgh steelworkers and garment workers in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. She also co-edited Politics of Water: A Confluence of Women’s Voices with Dr. Nandita Ghosh. She is currently poetry editor at The Thomas Merton Center for Peace and Social Justice and a book columnist for Group Against Smog and Pollution

Barbara Edelman’s first full length poetry collection, Dream of the Gone-From City, came out from Carnegie Mellon University Press in February, 2017. She’s the author of two poetry chapbooks, Exposure, Finishing Line Press, 2014 and A Girl in Water, Parallel Press, 2002 and has received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant in poetry. She’s a lecturer in English at the University of Pittsburgh , where she coordinates the Writers’ Café.

Mike Schneider has published poems in many literary journals, including New Ohio Review, Notre Dame Review and Poetry. He received the 2012 Editors Award in Poetry from The Florida Review, and won the 2016 Robert Phillips Prize from Texas Review Press, which in 2017 published his chapbook, How Many Faces Do You Have?

Michael Simms, the founder and editor of Vox Populi, has been active in politics and poetry for over 40 years as a writer, teacher, editor, and community activist. He is the founder of Autumn House Press, a nonprofit publisher of books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He’s also the author of four collections of poetry and a college textbook about poetry — and the lead editor of over 100 published books. Simms has an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University . He lives with his wife, Eva, and their two children in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood overlooking the city of Pittsburgh .

Sheila Squillante is the author of the poetry collection, Beautiful Nerve (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), and three chapbooks of poetry: In This Dream of My Father (Seven Kitchens, 2014), Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry (Finishing Line, 2012) and A Woman Traces the Shoreline (Dancing Girl, 2011). She is also co-author, along with Sandra L. Faulkner, of the writing craft book, Writing the Personal: Getting Your Stories Onto the Page (Sense Publishers, 2015). Recent work has appeared or will appear in places like Copper Nickel, North Dakota Quarterly, Indiana Review, Waxwing, Menacing Hedge andRiver Teeth. She teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Chatham University , where she edits The Fourth River, a journal of nature and place-based writing. From her dining room table, she edits the blog at Barrelhouse. She lives in Pittsburgh , PA , with her husband, Paul Bilger, a philosopher and experimental photographer, and their children.