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Black Futures: Poet Fred Moten & Visual Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier -- Reading, Lecture, and Conversation

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Jan 18 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Poet Fred Moten is the author of ten books, including The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions), which was the 2014 winner of the California Book Award for poetry and a finalist for the National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

LaToya Ruby Frazier is a Braddock-born photographer and 2015 MacArthur Fellow whose other honors include a TED Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award for her first book, The Notion of Family (Aperture, 2014).

Location and Address: 
Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, 326 S. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh 15260

Hannah Tinti at PCWS

Date: 
Feb 15 2018 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
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Hannah Tinti is the author of the novel The Good Thief, for which she received the Alex Award from the American Library Association, the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, and Quality Paperback Book Club's New Voices Award. Her other books are the short story collection Animal Crackers and the novel The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. Tinti is the co-founder and executive editor of the literary journal One Story, for which she received the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing and the AWP Award for Best Small Press. 

Location and Address: 
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Black Futures: Poet Carl Phillips & Visual Artist Laylah Ali -- Reading, Lecture, and Conversation

Date: 
Mar 1 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Carl Phillips is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Reconnaissance (2015), Silverchest (2013), Double Shadow (2011), and Speak Low (2009). A two-time finalist for the National Book Award, he is also a recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Thom Gunn Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006 and since 2011 has served as a judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. 

Laylah Ali is an acclaimed visual artist whose works have been included in the Venice Biennial, the Whitney Biennial, and in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.

Location and Address: 
Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, 326 South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15260

Pulitzer Prize-winning Critic Margo Jefferson at PCWS

Date: 
Mar 22 2018 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
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Margo Jefferson is the author of On Michael Jackson and Negroland: A Memoir, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. She is a former theater critic and book reviewer for The New York Times.  

Location and Address: 
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15260

Homecoming: Four Pitt Alumni Poets Reading at PCWS

Date: 
Apr 5 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the author of Paper Pavilion, a recipient of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Motton Book Award; Notes from a Missing Person, and the forthcoming Interrogation Room. She has received grants from the Daesan Foundation, Intermedia Arts, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She's currently co-editing an anthology of auto-critical writing. She teaches at St. Olaf College, where she is an associate professor of English and director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Program. Jonathan Moody, a Cave Canem graduate fellow, is the author of The Doomy Poems and Olympic Butter Gold, which won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. Kristin Naca’s collection, Bird Eating Bird, a National Poetry Series winner, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary and Publisher's Triangle Awards.  She has been awarded fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Bread Loaf. She teaches in the Macondo Writers Workshop, founded by Sandra CisnerosAaron Smith is the author of three books of poetry: Blue on Blue Ground, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, Appetite, a finalist for Paterson Poetry Prize and an NPR Best Book, and Primer. His chapbooks are Men in Groups and What's Required, a winner of the Frank O'Hara Prize. A three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, he is the recipient of grants from the Vermont Studio and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Location and Address: 
University Club Gold Room, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA 15260
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