PGH Lit Events Or Take Hits From The ’80’s/Does It Sound So Crazy?

by Salvatore Pane

The Pittsburgh Noir launch event is happening tonight! I’m really excited about this book. For one thing, Pittsburgh is such an awesome setting (god knows I’ve used it enough), but I’m really most stoked about the authors. I’m a diehard Stewart O’Nan acolyte, and I’m very much a fan of poet and former Pitt MFA grad Terrance Hayes. And the indie lit world will be represented by everybody’s favorite Ohioan, Aubrey Hirsch.

The launch party starts tonight at Cantina (one of my favorite summertime bars; awesome outdoor seating and great Mexican food) down on Butler Street at 7 o’ clock. No cover. And there’s going to be a host of readers. It’s sponsored by the New Yinzer which has really stepped up its game filling the void left behind by Gist Street. Hope to see everybody there.