Reading by faculty-staff writers

Reading by faculty-staff writers

When: Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: KOA Speer Electronics Lobby, Blaisdell Hall


 You are invited to a reading by faculty and staff with professional creative writing publications on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:30-12:50 in the lobby of the Bromeley Family Theater.  We'll be serving pizza and readings will be less than 10 minutes each. We did a similar event last year and had many requests to repeat it; the event is sponsored by Baily's Beads and the writing program.


The following faculty and staff members will be presenting work: 


Liza Greville, who works in the Office of the President and is a licensed clinical social worker, has published creative nonfiction in the First Person feature of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and three esssays in Brain, Child magazine. Her work has also been aired on WPSU’s This I Believe.


Judy Hopkins, who teaches composition, newswriting, and news editing at Pitt-Bradford, has published poetry in California Quarterly and Timber Creek Review as well as an essay in Skirt! Magazine.


Nancy McCabe, who directs the writing program, has won a Pushcart Prize and had work recognized five times byBest American Essays and once by Best American Nonrequired Reading.  Her fourth book, Medium-Sized House on thePrairie: A Memoir about Imaginative Heroines and Literary Landscapes, is forthcoming from the University of Missouri Press.


In 2012, Carol Newman, who teaches fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction classes, received the Chautauqua Hauser Award for Prose.  She has also won a second place and two honorable mentions for poetry and has work forthcoming in Chautauqua Literary Magazine and two anthologies.
Helen Ruggieri taught poetry at Pitt Bradford for many years.  She spent a semester in Japan and became interested in Japanese women writers and that evolved into her fourth collection of poetry, Butterflies Under a Japanese Moon.  Her new book The Kingdom Where Everybody Sings Off Key  will be out in May.  She also writes memoir.


Dani Weber, who directs Pitt-Bradford’s writing center and has taught technical writing at Pitt-Bradford, has taught English as a second language in Germany and published creative nonfiction and academic reviews. She also writes fiction.