Past Events


January 23: Bookworks – 6pm
Reading with Sandy Yannone
Albuquerque, NM


September 27: Public Art Writing Walking Tour – 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Generative writing session in collaboration with the Office of Public Art
Downtown Pittsburgh, PA

September 21: Boog City 13 Arts Festival
Reading with Autumn House Press authors
Unnameable Books
Brooklyn, New York
Time: TBA

July 27: Summer Community of Writers
Exploring Space and Place general public walking/writing workshop
Eden Hall Chatham University Campus
Gibsonia, PA

July 18-21: West Virginia Writers’ Workshop
Fiction/Nonfiction workshop and reading
WVU, Morgantown, WV

March 27–30: AWP
Panels, Book Signing and Off-Site readings
Portland Oregon

March 21: Dogfish Reading Series – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
With Toi Derricotte
New Orleans, LA

March 20: Ryan Writers Series
Xavier University
New Orleans, LA

March 10: Free Association Reading Series
City of Asylum
Pittsburgh, PA

February 28: Tire Fire Reading Series, Tattooed Mom
Philadelphia, PA

January 24: University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM


December 7: F-Bomb – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thank Your Lucky Stars and The Best Small Fictions 2018 double release
KGB Red Room
New York, NY

November 5: Monday Noon Series – 12:00 pm
U of Missouri – St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

November 3: Sherrie Flick & Kim Chinquee – 7:00 pm
City Books
Pittsburgh, PA

October 27: Good Tyme Writers’ Buffet – 7:00 pm
Detroit, MI

October 19: White Whale Bookstore – 7:00 pm
With Maria Romasco Moore
Thank Your Lucky Stars Pittsburgh release
Pittsburgh, PA

October 15: Gramercy Books – 7:00 pm
Columbus, Ohio

October 11: Writers’ Harvest – 7:30 pm
Ohio University
Athens, OH

September 22: New England Mobile Book Fair – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
With Clara Silverstein and Ron Maclean
Newton Upper Falls, MA

September 21: Word Barn – 7:00 pm
With Guy Capecelatro III
Exeter, NH

September 20: Eagle Pond Authors’ Series – 7:00 pm
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH

September 7: Autumn House Press Reading – 6:00 pm
with Toi Derricotte, Adriana Ramirez, and Judith Vollmer in connection with the Reading Women exhibition.
Miller Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA

July 25-28: Flash Fiction Workshop for Community members and Chatham alumni
Summer Community of Writers
Chatham University, Eden Hall Campus
Gibsonia, PA

May 8: Reading at Writers and Words – 7:00 pm
Charlington’s, Baltimore

April 4: Exploring Creativity at Alloy 26 – 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Pittsburgh, PA


August 21-25: Teaching a week-long writing workshop on Food and Memory, week 9 at the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

August 15: Reading in The Inner Loop series, Washington, D.C.

March 29: Reading in The Bridge Series, Pittsburgh, PA, 8:00 pm

March 28: Reading at Clarion University

March 23: Reading at Westminster College, 7:00 pm

February 22: Reading at University of Arkansas Little Rock, 7:00 pm

February 10: AWP Conference panel presentation “From Flash to Micro Fiction: How Many Words Are Enough?” with James Thomas, Pamela Painter, Grant Faulkner, and Nancy Stohlman 1:30-2:45 pm

January 30: Reading at Folk School Coffee Parlor, Ludlow, KY, 7:00 pm

January 28: Workshop – “Compression of the Everyday” 2-5:00 pm – and reading at The Porch, Nashville, TN, 6:00 pm

January 26: Reading at The Dogfish Series, New Orleans, LA, 8:00 pm

January 25: Class visit to NOCCA, New Orleans


November 22: Reading at University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg with Sheila Squillante as part of the Fall Written/Spoken series, 7:00 pm

November 26: Book Signing at City Books on Pittsburgh’s North Side from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

October 7: Gist Street Reading with Sam Ligon, Robert Lopez, and Ashley Cowger
Co-sponsored by Autumn House Press @ James Simon’s Sculpture Studio, 305 Gist Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Music by The Haygood Paisleys
8:00 pm – $10.00

October 11: The Ohio University, Athens, OH

October 17: Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA, 6:30 pm

October 22: Conversation and Connections Conference, Hosted by Barrelhouse Magazine, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

October 27: University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA, 7:00 pm

September 9: Free Association Reading, Wilkinsburg, PA, 7:00 pm

September 11: West Side Stories Reading Series @ Carnegie Library, Carnegie, PA, 1:00 pm

August 16: Writers Live @ CLP Main, Carnegie Library, Oakland, PA, 6:00 pm

August 19: RiverRun Bookstore with Guy Capecelatro III, Portsmouth, NH, 7:00 pm

July 16: Pittsburgh Parks Summer Reading Series – hosted by Autumn House Press, 5:00 pm

July 21-31: Summer Community of Writers, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

June 2-5: Chautauqua Writers’ Festival

June 13: Starts Here! Reading series, Baltimore, MD, with Paula Whyman, Tara Laskowski, and Art Taylor

May 12: Why There Are Words reading series, Sausalito, CA, 7:00 pm

May 19: Gray Skies Reading Series, Olympia, WA, with Sam Ligon, 7:30 pm

May 20: Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle WA, with Sam Ligon, 7:00 pm

May 21: Village Books, Bellingham, WA, with Sam Ligon, 4:00 pm

April 8: Writers Café at University of Pittsburgh, 3:30-5:30 pm

April 18: Dickinson College campus visit and reading

April 23: Book release reading at East End Book Exchange, 7:00 pm

April 29: Flash, Food & Flick at Whitehall Public Library, South Hills, PA, 11:00 am

March 18: Get Lit: A Spirit and Literature Tasting with Hal B. Klein and Beth Kracklauer, Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh, PA, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Readings begin at 7:00 pm.

March 30: Club Sandwich reading, Point Richmond, CA

March 30-April 2: AWP 2016 panel, Los Angeles: “Teaching Taxpayers: Building Support for the Arts One Class at a Time,” with Charlotte Holmes, Laura Mullen, and Tom Williams.


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.