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. 

PCWS Presents: Ta-Nehisi Coates!

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


Amy Bloom – Next Week

“When writing a novel it’s always my hope that it will have a lot of full, three-dimensional characters. I find you don’t need six chapters to convey the depth of a character. I’m a big fan of show don’t tell. I just want to make it come alive right now. If you’re willing to open the book, I’m willing to tell you the story. As a person and a writer, I believe that life events do not make us who we are, they reveal who we are. And I really loved writing the process of revealing these characters.” – Amy Bloom, from an interview in Chatelaine

Join us next Monday, October 17th for a craft talk with Amy Bloom, entitled “The Writer’s Life: Where the God of Love Hangs Out.” 8:30PM. Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Follow up with Amy on Tuesday, October 18th for a reading at 8:30PM. Chatham University, James Laughlin Music Hall.

Amy Bloom – 10/17 & 10/18

Writer/novelist Amy Bloom will be joining us for a craft talk on Monday, Oct 17th and a public reading on Tuesday, Oct 18th. Listen to Amy discuss her love of libraries and imagination below.

10/17 – Craft Talk – 8:30pm – Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

10/18 – Reading – 8:30pm – Chatham University, James Laughlin Music Hall

Ada Limón Reads This Week

Join us this Thursday at 8:30PM for a reading and talkback with the author of Bright Dead Things, Ada Limón. The reading will take place in the Graduate School of Public Health Auditorium.

My confession: most of my poems are autobiographical. The strange, twisty narrative of the inner voice, the voice underneath the voice, is always what fascinates me and keeps me writing…I write poetry to help me reconnect with the world. I write to feel grounded, and alive, and real, and breathing, and right here. And hopefully, as I work on that process, my poems might help others do the same. I’m not saying that they offer a tonic or a salve, but I am trying to wave from my own leaky boat. – Ada Limón

Quote from an interview with Ada Limón here.

Ada Limón – 9/22

Poet Ada Limón will be gracing us with a reading next week. Check out a sample of her work below!

9/22 – 8:30pm – Graduate School of Public Health Auditorium

Free & open to the public

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