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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


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 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.

11/22 Little as Living launch @ ModernFormations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by 6GPress

11/20 The New Yinzer Presents @ Modern Formations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by 6GPress


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.