Archive for Classic Lines

5/26 To My Divine Spark/Gloom Hearts & Opioids launch @ Classic Lines

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2016 by 6GPress


To My Divine Launch

10/23 Catholic School & Other Tales of Terror @ Classic Lines

Posted in Events with tags , , , on October 21, 2015 by 6GPress
THIS FRIDAY (h/t Joan Bauer)…
Join three writers who graduated from the same Catholic high school–ANGELE ELLIS, 
BOB WALICKI, and THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER–for an evening of work inspired 
by their twisted, haunted pasts!

As this event is a week before Halloween and All Souls’ Day, expect to be chilled and thrilled. Wine (unconsecrated) and Halloween candy will be served.

Costumes are optional, although the writers will be shedding a few veils during the course of the evening.

P.S. For inquiring minds: The high school was Vincentian, located in the profoundly spooky North Hills, just off of McKnightmare Road!


A psychic recently told ANGELE ELLIS that during the next year, she would be surrounded by coffins. Labeled “a very disturbed girl” by her high school principal, Angele has lived up to that description by publishing poetry, fiction, and reviews in fifty publications and ten anthologies. She is author of Arab on Radar (Six Gallery Press), whose poems won her a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Spared (A Main Street Rag Editors’ Choice Chapbook).

??…Shh. It’s a mystery!

ROBERT WALICKI still is traumatized by the paddle that hung on the wall of his grade school principal’s office. Despite being tortured by nuns and ghosts alike, he has found time to publish poetry in a number of journals, including Pretty Owl Poetry, Blast Furnace, and The Kentucky Review. His debut chapbook is A Room Full of Trees (Redbird Press). His second chapbook, The Almost Sound of Snow Falling, is due in February from Night Ballet Press.


10/2 Apartment Building launch @ Classic Lines

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by 6GPress

Friday, October 2nd…

9/11 Alexis Rotella & Don Wentworth @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2015 by 6GPress
THIS 9/11…
Playing opposite the haiku reading, Kris Collins & Michael Gerhard Martin, 7PM @ Classic Lines…

7/31 Of Tire & Anonymity launch @ Classic Lines

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on July 29, 2015 by 6GPress


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6/18 Sheila Kelly, Angele Ellis, & Michael Albright @ Classic Lines

Posted in Events with tags , , , on June 15, 2015 by 6GPress


Under the Sign of the Bear Poetry Series – Sheila Kelly Angele Ellis & Michael Albright.
7:00 PM, Thursday, June 18 at Classic Lines bookstore, 5825 Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill. 
Sheila Kelly is a retired psychotherapist who leads generative writing workshops at the Wilkins School Community Center in Regent Square and Ekphrasis workshops in art galleries around town. She is a regular facilitator at the Squirrel Hill Library’s Writers’ Studio. In April of this year, her poem, “Enticements & Push Mowers,” won a cash prize from the Palm Springs Poetry Festival Contest. Recent poems can be found in The Brentwood Anthology and Voices from the Attic: Volume XX. Sheila lives in Greenfield with her husband, daughter, 2 cats and 8 chickens. 

Angele Ellis saw Buddhist monks dance under a theatre marquee featuring her haiku, after winning Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ G-20 Haiku Contest. She is author 
of  Arab on Radar (Six Gallery Press), whose poems earned her an Individual Creative Artist fellowship in poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Spared (A Main Street Rag Editors’ Choice Chapbook). Her poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in over forty journals and ten anthologies, including Prime Number, Grasslimb, Grey Sparrow, Al Jadid, Weave, Mizna, Rogue Agent, and Women Write Resistance (Hyacinth Girl Press). She lives in Friendship, both a Pittsburgh neighborhood and a state of mind.
Michael Albright has published poems in various journals, including Stirring, Rust + Moth, Tar River Poetry, Pembroke Magazine, Cider Press Review, Revolver, Moon City Review, Pretty Owl, Uppagus, and the forthcoming chapbook In the Hall of Dead Birds and Viking Tools (Finishing Line, 2015). He lives on a windy hilltop near Greensburg, PA. with his wife Lori and an ever-changing array of children and other animals.


4/24 Roberta Beary & Don Wentworth @ Classic Lines, Adjunct Open Mic @ ModernFormations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on April 24, 2015 by 6GPress


Award winning poet Roberta Beary was born and raised in New York City. In 1990 she moved to Japan for five years of haiku study. Her individual poems, an unconventional hybrid of haiku and senryu, have been honored throughout North America, Europe and Asia for their innovative style. Her book of short poems, The Unworn Necklace, Snapshot Press, 2007, selected as a William Carlos Williams Book Award finalist (Poetry Society of America), was named a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award prize winner. Her latest books are Deflection (Accents Publishing 2015) and fresh paint (Red Moon Press, 2014). She and her husband, writer Frank Stella, live near Washington, DC.

Don Wentworth is a Pittsburgh-based poet whose work reflects his interest in the revelatory nature of brief, haiku-like moments in everyday life. His first full-length collection, Past All Traps, was published in 2011 by Six Gallery Press and was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation’s 2011 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. His second book, Yield to the Willow, was published by Six Gallery Press in 2014.


If you can’t open the Fascbook event, Jason Baldinger has the scoop:

It’s an open mic for adjuncts and allies starting at 8 at Modern Formations. An end of the semester celebration.