2018 Fall Reading Series Events Scheduled


posted September 12, 2018

The Pitt-Johnstown Writing Department of the Humanities Division will again host its annual fall reading series.

Three Thursday evening sessions will take place in 131 Blackington Hall. The readings begin at 7 p.m. and will end by 8 p.m. All are free and open to the public

  • Marjorie Maddox, poetry,Thursday, September 20
    Marjorie Maddox is a professor of English and creative writing at Lock Haven University. She will read poems from her most recent books, including True, False, None of the Above and Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation, which was a finalist for the Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes. Her poems have appeared in American Literary Review, Ascent, Gulf Stream, Image, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Rattapallax.
  • Glen Retief, nonfiction, Thursday, October 11
    Glen Retief, PhD, teaches at Susquehanna University, where he also directs the Writers Institute.  He will read from his memoir about growing up in South Africa, The Jack Bank, which won a Lambda Literary Award. His work has appeared in such literary venues as VQR, Puerto del Sol, Massachusetts Review, and Greensboro Review, as well as in such newspapers as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Michael W. Cox, fiction, Thursday, November 1
    Pitt-Johnstown's Michael W. Cox, PhD, will read from his most recent book, The Best Way to Get Even: A Novel.  Portions of that book appeared in Kestrel and Atticus Review. He is also the author of Against the Hidden River, a collection of short stories, and of literary essays in such venues as Midwest Quarterly, New Letters, River Teeth, Sport Literate, and the New York Times Magazine.

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