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2/28 The Bridge Series Season 2 Premiere @ Brillobox

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


Mark your calendars -The Bridge Series returns Wednesday, February 28th @ 7pm at Brillobox featuring readings by Brentin Mock (cityLAB), Charlie Deitch (Pittsburgh City Paper), and Hattie Fletcher (Creative Nonfiction) along with a Q&A discussion led by Matt Ussia (We’re All Gonna Die podcast)!!! Our guest organization for the evening will be The Coalition for Racial Justice in Media.

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Charlie Deitch is the editor-in-chief at Pittsburgh City Paper. He began working as a professional journalist at his hometown newspaper in 1993. Since then, he has worked in newsrooms in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin and Louisiana. A multi-award-winning journalist, Charlie has spent much of his career covering social-justice issues ranging from immigration and police brutality to education and politics. He has worked at City Paper since 2005 before being named editor in 2014.

Hattie Fletcher has been the managing editor of Creative Nonfiction magazine since 2005 and is the editor of the monthly mini-magazine True Story. Essays she has edited have been reprinted in the Best American Essays, the Best American Travel Writing, and the Best Women’s Travel Writing and have been awarded the Pushcart Prize. She has also worked on books covering such topics as end-of-life care, personalized medicine, education, mental health, and parenting. She was a coordinating editor for the Best Creative Nonfiction series, published by W.W. Norton, and is co-editor, with Lee Gutkind, of True Stories, Well Told … from the first 20 Years of Creative Nonfiction magazine (In Fact Books, 2014).

Brentin Mock is a staff writer for Citylab who writes about the role of justice and civil rights in the laws and policies that govern our lives, particularly in the urban environment. He has a long history of reporting on environmental justice and voting rights. He previous served as justice editor for the environmental news site Grist, and as a national correspondent for <>. He has also served as a staff writer or fellow for The Nation, The American Prospect magazine, Intelligence Report magazine, Pittsburgh City Paper, and The Lens, an investigative online news nonprofit in New Orleans, Louisiana. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Root, Outside Magazine, Essence, The Grio, and Next City.

Matt Ussia is sentient organic matter, an academic, soft core punk, theremin player, photo-blogger, and podcaster who lives in Pittsburgh. He is currently finishing up a book about the negative impact of neoliberalism on higher education and the lives of young people. His podcast is called We’re All Gonna Die (And Other Fun Facts).

The Coalition for Racial Justice in Media was created to improve inclusivity and accurate, substantive representation in newsrooms by holding newsrooms accountable.

CRJM believes that all voices deserve an equal opportunity for access within Western Pennsylvania’s media ecosystem, notably within its legacy newspapers, television and radio broadcasts and digital operations. Through a combination of advocacy, policy-making, education, research and reporting, CRJM works toward the creation of such an inclusive media environment.