Pittsburgh Lit Events or My President is Black/My Prius is Blue

by Salvatore Pane

Guys. I just heard about this reading. It’s tonight. You should go!


AWESOME BOOKS Downtown Presents:

Killer Readings from Three Pittsburgh Writers:
Heather McNaugher, Carolyne Whelan, & Karen Lillis

Fiction & Poetry
Thursday, July 12

Awesome Books / Downtown location
929 Liberty Avenue

Three Pittsburgh writers read from their recent books:

Heather McNaugher, System of Hideouts (Main Street Rag, 2012).
Heather teaches poetry, nonfiction, and literature at Chatham
“In System of Hideouts, Heather McNaugher uses voices of elegy to
mourn the “self” that never was, the “self” that was, and the
possibilities of “self” not mentioned. This elegiac chorus is moving,
surprising in its tenderness. Yet in these smart, layered poems with
clear lines, the elegy itself proves to be a hideout, which straddles
the line of vulnerability and the lake of elation”~Jan Beatty

Carolyne Whelan, The Glossary of Tania Aebi (Finishing Line Press,
2011). A graduate of Chatham’s MFA writing program, Carolyne teaches
memoir and travel writing at CCAC.
“Carolyne Whelan’s The Glossary of Tania Aebi is a surrealistic ode to
heroism and loneliness. The vivid compact language evokes the wildness
and serenity of the sea, and we come away from this poem with
admiration for the bravery of Aebi, as well as for the skill of
Whelan’s rendering.”~Michael Simms

Karen Lillis, Watch the Doors as They Close (Spuyten Duyvil Novella
Series, 2012). Karen is the author of four books of fiction and
the creator of the website, Small Press Pitttsburgh.
“[Watch the Doors as They Close is] beautiful and poignant….One of
the finest pieces of independent contemporary literature of 2012,
Lillis has broken the mold of the classic New York City love
story.”—Lavinia Ludlow, The Nervous Breakdown