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BOOM Concepts is located at
5139 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224

| Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
CAAPP: A Reading and Q&A with Jonah Mixon-Webster at Boom Concepts

Jonah Mixon-Webster reads at BOOM Concepts, a communal artist space in East Liberty Pittsburgh. The event is co-sponsored by...


University of Pittsburgh
501 Cathedral of Learning

| Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
CAAPP: Co-Lab and Reading with Jonah Mixon-Webster

Jonah Mixon-Webster is a poet-educator and conceptual/sound artist from Flint, MI. His debut collection, Stereo(TYPE), was selected by Tyrone Williams for the...


The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 

| Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
CAAPP event: Because Blackness Like Poetry Means Many Things

Frick Fine Arts Building, Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive


| Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
PCWS presents: Wesley Morris


Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
PCWS presents: Joshua Bennett

Joshua Bennett is the author of The Sobbing School, which was a National Poetry Series selection and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award for...


Frick Fine Arts Building, Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive


| Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:30pm
PCWS presents: Cristina Garcia

Cristina García is the author of seven novels, including Dreaming in CubanThe Agüero SistersKing of Cuba, and the...


Frick Fine Arts Building, Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive


| Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
PCWS presents: Jackie Wang and Bhanu Kapil

Bhanu Kapil is the author of a number of full-length works of poetry, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, Incubation: A Space for Monsters,...


Frick Fine Arts Building, Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive


| Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
PCWS presents: Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta is the author of a story collection, Happiness, Like Water, and a novel, Under the Udala Trees. In 2017, she was named one...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
PCWS presents: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah is an American essayist whose work has appeared in GQ, The Paris Review, The Believer, and The New York Times Magazine,...


305 Gist Street, Pittsburgh

| Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:30pm

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


On April 21st the reading series WTAW (Why There Are Words) Pittsburgh...


Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall

| Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:30pm
Celebration of Research

The Archival Scholar Research Award recipients will be participating in the Office of Undergraduate Studies' Celebration of Research on Friday, April 20th. ...


2432 Posvar Hall

| Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:30pm
Sociology presents: Seeing with the Hands

501 Cathedral of Learning

| Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Disability and Literature

Link to flyer

Jillian Weise is a poet, performance artist and disability rights...


407 Cathedral of Learning

| Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
Discussion: Grading and Evaluating Student Work

Join us for a discussion of the practical and ethical quandaries of grading and evaluating student work. What is contract grading? Are rubrics actually useful?...


Porter Hall 125C

| Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
CMU presents: Thora Brylowe

April 11, 2018 - 4:30pm