PCWS Presents A Homecoming: Pitt MFA Alumni Poets

In the spirit of Homecoming, please join us for an evening with Pitt alumni poets!

About the poets

CM Burroughs (MFA ’07) has been awarded fellowships
and grants from Yaddo; the MacDowell Colony; and Cave
Canem Foundation, Inc. Her debut book of poems is The
Vital System. She is an assistant professor of creative writing
at Columbia College Chicago. Cynthia Arrieu-King
(MFA ’99) has received the Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship in
poetry from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass.,
and the Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee
Writers’ Conference. A former Kundiman fellow, Arrieu-King is
the author of People Are Tiny in Paintings of China and Manifest.
She coauthored Unlikely Conditions with the late Hillary Gravendyk.

Brandon Som (MFA ’02) is the author of The Tribute Horse,
winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the chapbook Babel’s Moon, winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Award. A former fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, he is an assistant professor of literature and creative writing at the University of California, San Diego.

Stacey Waite (MFA ’02, PhD ’11) has published three
collections of poetry: Choke, winner of the Frank O’Hara Prize in poetry; Love Poem to Androgyny; and Butch Geography; and, most recently, the book Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and Knowing. She is an associate professor of English and director of composition and rhetoric at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


PCWS Presents: Jeff Guinn 9/28

Join us for our kickoff event of the season!

Jeff Guinn is the winner of the 2016 TCU Texas Book Award and the bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Silver City, Buffalo Trail, Glorious, Manson, The Last Gunfight, Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, and The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple. The former books editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and an award-winning investigative journalist, he is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.

Learn more about Jeff Guinn’s work here.

Be sure to share our Facebook event! Hope to see you there.



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Edwidge Danticat, April 13th!

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PCWS Presents: Ta-Nehisi Coates!

Please Note: This event is free and open to the public. No tickets, reservations or RSVPs are needed. 


Maggie Nelson – 2/23

Maggie Nelson, writer and 2016 MacArthur Fellow, joins us next Thursday for a reading and Q&A! As always, all our events are free and open to the public.

2/23 – 4pm – Q&A at Cathedral of Learning 501

2/23 – 8:30pm – Reading at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium Room, 125

PCWS Presents: Maggie Nelson!

Public Reading and Q&A on Thurs, Feb 23rd. Free and open to the public. 

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