News and Events


Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue 

| Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:00pm
Toi Derricotte Book Launch

Acclaimed poet, Cave Canem Co-Founder and Pitt Professor Emerita Toi Derricotte celebrates the launch of her new book, “I”: New and...


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall 

| Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Claudia Rankine and Carrie Mae Seems

Reading, lecture and conversation with two MacArthur winners, poet Claudia Rankine and visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, co-...


Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Avenue

| Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Community Workshop with Claudia Rankine

Join Claudia Rankine, MacArthur-winning author of Citizen: An American Lyric, for a community writing workshop, co-sponsored by the Kelly-Strayhorn...


Studio Theatre, Catheral of Learning Basement 

| Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:30pm
Race and Horror: Film, Performance, Poetry, Criticism

Poet Simone White, filmmaker/performance artist M. Lamar, writer/director Zandashé Brown, and scholar ...


Alphabet City, 40 W. North Ave. 

| Friday, February 15, 2019 - 5:30pm
Ross Gay and Saretta Morgan Reading

Reading featuring the poet and text-based artist Saretta Morgan, the recipient of the inaugural CAAPP-City of Asylum residency, and ...


Heinz Memorial Chapel

| Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
CAAPP presents: Terrance Hayes and Rickey Laurentiis

Reading and conversation with Terrance Hayes, CAAPP co-founder, author of seven books, and a National Book Award and MacArthur-winning poet, and Rickey...


Cathedral of Learning room 501

| Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:00am
Workshop on Qualitative Coding with Dr. Cheryl Geisler

Workshop from 10:00am-1:00pm and Individual consultations from 1:00pm-4:00pm


501 Cathedral of Learning

| Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
Gabriel Gudding: "Literature for Nonhumans"

Gabriel Gudding is the author of Literature for Nonhumans (Ahsahta Press, 2015), Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive, 2007) and A...


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
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
PCWS presents: Wesley Morris

Wesley Morris is a critic at large for The New York Times, where he also is the cohost, with Jenna Wortham, of the podcast Still Processing....

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 Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, King of Cuba, and the recently published ...


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,...