University of Pittsburgh


Panel: Publishing and Professionalization After* the MFA *(and sometimes before!)

Feb 15 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm


Join five recent graduates of the Writing Program who’ve had books come out from major trade publishers shortly after receiving their degrees (and in one case, in the same week) as they discuss the mercurial compound of artistic inspiration, scholarly application, and forward-thinking pragmatism that helps a graduate student become a working writer. The panelists are Katie Booth (The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell’s Quest to End Deafness, Simon & Schuster, 2021), Brian Broome (Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021), Emily Maloney (The Cost of Living,: Essays, Holt, 2022), Sarah Menkedick (Ordinary Insanity, Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America, Pantheon, 2020), and Shannon Reed (Why DId I Get a B: And Other Mysteries We’re Discussing in the Faculty Lounge, Atria, 2020). Peter Trachtenberg will be moderating. Bring your questions! 

Meeting ID 923 2790 5102 

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