Archive for Bob Walicki

5/8 Virtual Poetry Reading: Robert Walicki & Michael McGriff @ White Whale Cyberbookstore

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2020 by 6GPress

7 PM EASTERN TONIGHT on a rectangle…

Excited to host Michael McGriff and to welcome back Robert Walicki (“back”in the figurative sense, of course, as this event’s online) for an evening of poetry. Head to our Bookshop site’s list titled “Recent and Upcoming Events (Pre-order!)” to order one of Bob’s books and several of Michael’s. You can also check out other curated lists and picks on our main site page, or use the search bar in the upper center-right to look for any book. (Using the book’s ISBN usually works best.)

This event will be hosted on Zoom. You’ll receive the link to the Zoom meeting the day of the event via email. Free registration/ticket sales will end at 6:30pm EDT on 5/8. Please email events@whitewhalebookstore.com if you miss this cut-off and need a ticket.

Robert Walicki’s work has appeared in and is forthcoming in a number of publications including Chiron Review, The City Paper, Fourth River, Signal Mountain Review, Red River Review, and others. A Pushcart and a Best of The Net nominee, Robert currently has two chapbooks published: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press, 2015). His first full length collection of poems, Black Angels, is currently available from Six Gallery Press, and his most recent collection, Fountain, is now available at Main Street Rag Press.

Michael McGriff is the author of several books, most recently the poetry collection Home Burial (Copper Canyon Press, 2017) and the short story collection Our Secret Life in the Movies (A Strange Object, 2014), which was an NPR Best Book of 2014. His works has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry London, American Poetry Review, and on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. He lives in northern Idaho.

4/17 Virtual Versify: Eidolon, Ellis, Mcilroy, Moody, & Shaw

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2020 by 6GPress

8 PM THIS FRIDAY on your rectangle…

Join us for a very special virtual reading via Zoom, featuring Anna Eidolon, Angele Ellis, Leslie Anne Mcilroy, Jonathan Moody, and Fred Shaw!

There will also be an open mic, so bring poems!

Connection information is below. We will be live around 7:30 to work out any kinks, so feel free to join either meeting at that time, whether you are participating or just listening in!

The URL to connect via internet with a computer/pad/smart phone is https://zoom.us/j/466459462
https://zoom.us/j/249258433?pwd=d29xWFR6SHdWT2RkZDR6SFdteExJdz09

When you click on that, Zoom will just come up and connect if you have used it before on that device.

If not, you will be asked to allow Zoom to be installed.
When prompted enter the meeting ID and password below:

Meeting ID: 249 258 433

Password: 257632

If you are unable to connect you can simply dial in (audio only) as you would a normal phone call. When you dial in, you will be prompted to key in the meeting ID and password

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,249258433#,,#,257632# US (New York)

+13126266799,,249258433#,,#,257632# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US

+1 301 715 8592 US

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 249 258 433

Password: 257632

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acCqKyk0yA

Hosted by Bob Walicki.

3/6 Red Flag Poetry w/ John Stupp & Robert Walicki @ White Whale

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2020 by 6GPress

7 PM FRIDAY, March 6…

This event is first-come, first seated. Please email us (events@whitewhalebookstore.com) if you have any accessibility needs and require that a seat be reserved for you in advance. We will have a limited number of these seats available. Thanks!

Join us and Red Flag Poetry for local poet JOHN STUPP’s chapbook launch! He’ll be reading from WHEN BILLY CONN FOUGHT FRITZIE ZIVIC, and ROBERT WALICKI will be joining him. We’ll be selling both their most recent books.

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JOHN STUPP is the author of the 2015 poetry collection Advice from the Bed of a Friend (by Main Street Rag) and the 2017 collection Pawleys Island (by Finishing Line Press). His manuscript, Summer Job, won the 2017 Cathy Smith Bowers Poetry Prize and was published in August 2018. John holds academic degrees from Notre Dame University, The University of British Columbia, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He has lived and worked in various states as a university instructor, taxi driver, radio news writer, waiter, and paralegal. From 1975-1985 he worked professionally as a mediocre jazz guitarist. John lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spends his spare time playing with his dog Buster and fishing in South Carolina.

ROBERT WALICKI’S work has appeared in and is forthcoming in a number of publications including, Chiron Review, The City Paper, Fourth River, Signal Mountain Review, Red River Review, and others. A Pushcart and a Best of The Net nominee, Robert currently has two chapbooks published: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press, 2015). His first full length collection of poems, “Black Angels” is currently available from Six Gallery Press, and his most recent collection. “Fountain” is now available at Main Street Rag Press.

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.

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.

6/4 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series – Week 5

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 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
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hemingwayssummerpoetryseries/

Tuesday June 4 – Michele Battiste, Kristofer Collins, Leslie Anne Mcilroy, Emily Mohn-Slate & Bob Walicki

Michele Battiste is the author of three poetry collections, including Waiting for the Wreck to Burn, which received the 2018 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press and will be published in Spring, 2019. Her other books are Uprising (2014) and Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009), both from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Left: Letters to Strangers (Grey Book Press). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, Memorious, and Mid-American Review, among others. Michele has taught poetry workshops for Wichita State University , the Prison Arts Program in Hutchinson , KS , Gotham Writers’ Workshops, and the national writing program Teen Ink. A finalist for the National Poetry Series, she has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, AWP, the Center for the American West, the Jerome Foundation, and the NY State Senate. She lives in Colorado where she raises money to save the planet.

Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as being a frequent contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the publisher of Low Ghost Press and Coleridge Street Books. His latest poetry collection, Salsa Night at Hilo Town Tavern, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2017. He lives in Stanton Heights with his wife Dr. Anna Johnson and their son Cassidy.

Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for Gravel, the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for Rare Space and the 1997 Chicago Literary Awards. Her second book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in 2008 and Slag by Main Street Rag Publishing Company in 2014. Leslie’s poems appear in Grist, Jubilat, The Mississippi Review, PANK, Poetry Magazine, the New Ohio Review, The Chiron Review and more. Leslie works as a copywriter in Pittsburgh where she lives with her son Silas.

Emily Mohn-Slate is the author of FEED, co-winner of the Keystone Chapbook Prize, forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press (2019). Her poems and essays can be found in New Ohio Review, At Length, The Adroit Journal, Indiana Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her manuscript, THE FALLS, was a finalist for the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize offered by Kent State University Press, and the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize offered by University of Pittsburgh Press.

Robert Walicki’s work has appeared in over 40 publications including Fourth River , Stone Highway Review, Red River Review, and others. A Pushcart and a Best of The Net nominee, Robert currently has two chapbooks published: 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 Poet’s House List of Books in NYC. His first full length collection, Black Angels, is out now from Six Gallery Press.

4/13 Poetry Fundraiser for & @ Millvale Community Library

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2019 by 6GPress

5PM SATURDAY…

April is National Poetry Month, and April 7th-13th is National Library Week! Support the Millvale Community Library by attending our 2nd annual poetry fundraiser. Admission for this event is $5. All proceeds will benefit our after-school meal program.

Lineup includes:

Stephen Lin
Shan Soleil
Mattie Hyer
Chelsea Margaret Bodnar
James Croal Jackson
Bob Walicki

Event hosted by Miss Macross

2/7 Poetry & Music Night to Benefit HIAS @ Irma Freeman Center

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2019 by 6GPress

7PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7…

Please bring a donation, suggested $10 – $20.

Join us as we voice our support for HIAS and for refugees, our friends. The event will be filled with the words and songs of 11 poets and musicians Avi Diamond and Angela Autumn – all local to Pittsburgh. The evening will start with a brief introduction by hosts Laura, Valerie, and Deena, as well as by director Leslie Aizenman and volunteer coordinator Andrew Van Treeck of JFCS Immigrant & Refugee Services.

Poets: Celeste Gainey, Phil Terman, Bob Walicki, Ava Anne C. Cipri, Angele Ellis, Marina Lopez, Deena November, and Valerie Bacharach.

Galleries: “Impressions & Found Work” by Irma Freeman (Upper Gallery) and “neshama – paintings & installation” by Laura Rosner (Lower Gallery)

On October 27th, 2018, the tragic mass shooting at Tree of Life *Or L’Simcha Congregation occurred, and 11 precious lives were lost during Shabbat morning services. The perpetrator was in part motivated by the congregation’s philanthropic work to benefit the Hebrew International Aid Society (HIAS), an American-Jewish organization established in 1881 to assist Jewish refugees. HIAS has since expanded its outreach to non-Jewish refugees fleeing conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Tunisia, Vietnam, and the successor states to the former Soviet Union. The organization’s goal is to help refugees escape persecution and to resettle in safety.

Lots of love, and hope to share this night with you.

12/13 5th Annual Bah Humbug! Writers Wrestle the Holiday Spirit @ Brillobox

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2018 by 6GPress

8PM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13…

Tastier than a fruitcake, easier to assemble than a Fisher-Price playhouse, for the FIFTH year in a row, we are bringing some of Pittsburgh’s finest writers together to entertain you with tales of their holiday work experiences. This year, our readers will also play Secret Santa with each other, because nothing says “I’m broke” more effectively than “I WROTE you this gift.”

$5 suggested donation, proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Hosted by Jason Baldinger (who was once run over by a Black Friday crowd on a rampage for office supplies) and Stephanie Brea (who once lifted her skirt and flashed an entire roomful of folks during an especially spirited performance of “Jingle Bells”).

This year’s roster of writers includes

Bob Pajich
Vanessa Vesch
Deesha Philyaw
Bob Walicki
Bart Solarczyk
Adam Matcho
Lori Jakiela
Matt Ussia
Meghan Tutolo
Andrea Laurion
Melanie Dione
Nathan Kukulski
Aaliyah Thomas

and more (maybe) TBA.

11/4 Hell’s Lid Reading Series @ Full Pint Wild Side Pub

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2018 by 6GPress

2PM SUNDAY…

“[T]he wind would force the smoky curtains aside, and the whole black expanse would be dimly lighted with dull wreaths of fire…if any one would enjoy a spectacle as striking as Niagara, he may do so by simply walking up a long hill to Cliff Street in Pittsburg, and looking over into – hell with the lid taken off.” – James Parton, The Atlantic Monthly, January 1868
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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!

Our November readers include:

Alyssa Herron
Bob Walicki
Kara Knickerbocker
John Burroughs
Nicole Onda Grynd
Joshua Tarquinio
Sarah Washburn Thornton

This is a free event, but donations for the performers are greatly appreciated.

 

11/3 Coffee w/ a Writer: Jason Baldinger @ Center for Literary Arts + Overhead from Longing launch @ C.C. Mellor Memorial Library + an evening of music & poetry @ White Whale

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2018 by 6GPress

Busy day Saturday: three free events, two in Pittsburgh & one in Frostburg, MD.

10AM at Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts…

Jason Baldinger is a poet hailing from Pittsburgh and recently finished a stint as writer in residence at the Osage Arts Community. He’s the author of several books, the most recent are This Useless Beauty (Alien Buddha Press), The Ugly Side of the Lake (Night Ballet Press) written with John Dorsey and the chaplet Fumbles Revelations (Grackle and Crow) which are available now. The collection Fragments of a Rainy Season (Six Gallery Press) and the split book with James Benger Little Fires Hiding (Spartan Press) are forthcoming. Recent publications include the Low Ghost Anthology Unconditional Surrender, The Dope Fiend Daily, Outlaw Poetry, Uppagus, Lilliput Review, Rusty Truck, Dirtbag Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Anti-Heroin Chic, Nerve Cowboy Concrete Meat Press, Zombie Logic Press, Ramingo’s Porch, Rye Whiskey Review, Red Fez, Mad Swirl, Blue Hour Review and Heartland! Poetry of Love, Solidarity and Resistance. You can hear Jason read poems on recent and forthcoming releases by Theremonster and Sub Pop Recording artist The Gotobeds as well as at jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com

Coffee with a Writer is a montly informal reading and open discussion housed at the Center for Literary Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

2:30PM at C.C. Mellor Memorial Library…

Local poet Judith Brice and special guests Jen Ashburn, Joan E. Bauer and Robert Walicki will be reading selections of their work in honor of Brice’s second full-length poetry collection, Overhead from Longing.

Refreshments provided. Free admission.

Judith Brice is the author of Renditions in a Palette (David Robert Books, 2013) and Overhead From Longing (David Robert Books, 2018). Her more than 50 published poems have appeared previously in The Paterson Literary Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, VoxPopuli.com and Versewrights.com, among many other national publications.

Jen Ashburn is the author of The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016), and has work published or forthcoming in numerous venues, including The Writer’s Almanac, The MacGuffin, Whiskey Island and The Fourth River. 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.

Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag, 2008). Her poems have twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in 2007 she won the Earle Birney Poetry Prize from Prism International. She co-hosts and curates the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series in Pittsburgh.

Robert Walicki is the author of A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press, 2015). His next collection, Black Angels, is forthcoming from Six Gallery Press. A Pushcart and a Best of the Net nominee, Walicki has been published in The City Paper, Fourth River, Signal Mountain Review, and Red River Review, among others.

Here‘s a page w/ more info about Judy’s book & some sample poems.

Last but not least, 7PM at White Whale Bookstore…