Past Events


Contributor: Guy Capecelatro’s music project Pet Perspectives with song “Bubby’s Blues,” RPM challenge.


Panel participant: AWP 2014 conference, “Flash in the Classroom: Teaching Micro Prose” with Sophie Rosenblum, Sean Lovelace, Pamela Painter, and Sarah Einstein.

Reading: “A Bang and a Smoke,” AWP off-site reading for SmokeLong Quarterly, Atlas Theater, Seattle with Pamela Painter, Sean Lovelace, and Michael Czyzniejewski. Curated by Dave Clapper.

Reading: Mattress Factory, Good Tyme Writers’ Buffet with Joy Katz, Lori Jakiela, Daniel McCloskey, and Dave Newman. Curated by Steve Hughes in conjunction with the exhibition Detroit: Artists in Residence.

Reading: Autumn House Press at Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh, with Phil Terman and Tom Noyes.

Panel participant: Conversations and Connections conference, Pittsburgh.



Reading: University of Pittsburgh’s MFA series: SpeakEasy at Assemble, Pittsburgh.

Participant: Guy Capecelatro’s music project “Some Women” for the annual RPM Challenge.

Reading: Spoken Word series, Clarion University, Clarion, PA. Covered by Student journalist Alex Krach in The Clarion Call.

Participant: Boston AWP 2013: “Words to Eat: The Challenge of Writing About Food” with Clara Silverstein, Kate Myles, and Martha Bayne.

Reading: Kansas City, The Writers Place with Patricia Cleary Miller and Joe Harrington.

Reading: Assemble, Pittsburgh with Peter Trachtenberg and Carmen Gimenez Smith. Curated by Joy Katz.

Contributor: Writers and Their Pets at Ploughshare’s blog.

Reading: Coffee Buddha North Hills, Pittsburgh with Lori Jakiela. Curated by Jeffrey Condran.

Reading: Hemingway’s in Oakland with Leslie Ann McIlvoy and Barbara Edelman. Curated by Joan Bauer. 

Writer-in-Residence: Necessary Fiction: the OTHER things writers do to keep ourselves whole.

Reading: East End Book Exchange with writers Ron Maclean and Bill Lychack.

Guest blogger: The Best American Poetry. Drinks with Poets featuring Heather McNaugher, Sheila Squillante, Joy Katz, Peter Oresick, and Nancy Krygowski.

Reading: The Coffee House Reading Series hosted by Duquesne University’s English Department.