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 

Join us for the 2022 Writing Awards

Apr 1 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Every year the University of Pittsburgh Writing Program awards prizes to honor outstanding nonfiction, fiction, and poetry work by student writers in any of Pitt's writing courses. We'll announce the four 2022 undergraduate and graduate writing awards winners April 1 at 2:00pm via Zoom. Please join us virtually: or Meeting ID 977 7740 2491.

Location and Address: or Meeting ID 977 7740 2491.

MFA Graduation

Apr 29 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Please join us in honoring the 2022 Graduates of the Pitt MFA in Creative Writing on Friday April 29, 2022 from 4pm-6pm. 


We will have an in-person ceremony featuring student readings at the Cathedral of Learning that will be live-streamed with a casual get together afterwards at The Porch. 

*Non-Pitt guests are welcome, though they must request a visitor pass through this form (in addition to RSVP-ing) for Cathedral through their MFA connection by April 13. 

Location and Address: 
501 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15260
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