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Author Events

Sarah Rose Nordgren

Darwin's Mother

September 7, 6:30 p.m.
InKY Reading Series
The Bard's Town Restaurant
1801 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

September 8, 8 p.m.
Rivertown Reading Series
Bricolage Art Collective
107 Market House Square, Paducah, KY 42001

September 18, 7 p.m.
Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH

Tiana Clark

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood

September 9, 4 p.m.
Book Launch Party with special guests Kate Daniels, Kendra DeColo, and Ciona Rouse
2411 Blakemore Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212

Brad Felver

The Dogs of Detroit

September 12, 7 p.m.
Drue Heinz Literature Prize reading, with special guest and judge Lynne Sharon Schwartz
City of Asylum
40 W North Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Kathleen George

The Blues Walked In

September 19, 12 p.m.
University Store on Fifth
4000 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

September 27, 12 p.m.
Cup & Chaucer Cafe Ground Floor Hillman Library
3960 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

September 28, 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
100 West Bridge Street Homestead, PA 15120


Shauna Barbosa

Cape Verdean Blues

September 21, 7 p.m.
Jazz Poetry: Solo Piano Improvisations with Claudio Cojaniz & Poet Shauna Barbosa
City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

Daniel Borzutzky

Lake Michigan

September 22, 7 p.m.
Jazz Poetry: Stride Piano with Claudio Cojaniz & Poet Daniel Borzutzky
City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

Julian Randall


September 21, 6 p.m.
57th Street Books
5757 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

September 29, 7:30 p.m.
814 Jackson Ave. East
Oxford, MS 38655

October 10, 5 p.m.
Square Books
160 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655

October 14, 7 p.m.
Open Mouth Reading Series
Stage 18
18 E. Center St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

October 18, 8 p.m.
The Only Ten-I-See Reading Series
Pretentious Beer Co.
131 S. Central St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

November 9, 7:30 p.m.
Macalester Poetry Slam
Macalester Campus Theater
1600 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

November 10, 6 p.m.
Milkweed Books
1011 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Pulp Slam
The Roost
1 Market St.
Northampton, MA 10160

November 18, 5 p.m.
“Sunday Kind of Love” Reading Series
with Kyle Dargan
Busboys & Poets
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

November 29, 7 p.m.
Cave Canem Prize Launch Reading
with Vievee Francis
NYU Lillian Vernon House
58 W. 10th St.
New York, NY 10003

December 5, 8 p.m.
Big O Poetry Slam
Hunt College Union
Waterfront Room
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

December 9, 7 p.m.
“Poetry and Pie Night”
Spirit Lounge
139 State St.
Rochester, NY 14614


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Congratulations to Brad Felver, winner of the 2018 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for his collection, The Dogs of Detroit. The book is scheduled for publication in Fall 2018.

Congratulations to Tiana Clark, whose collection I Can’t Talk about the Trees without the Blood has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. The book is scheduled for publication in Fall 2018. Read the press release.

Congratulations to Carin Berkowitz and Bernard Lightman, whose edited volume, Science Museums in Transition: Cultures of Display in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America has won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2017.

Alicia Suskin Ostriker is the recipient of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, poetry category, for her collection Waiting for the Light.

With great sadness, we mourned the passing of Samuel P. Hays in November, 2017. Hays was pioneering scholar in the field of environmental history.

Rasha Diab has been awarded the 2018 CCCC Outstanding Book Award for Shades of Sulh, from the National Council for Teacher Education.

Congratulations to Celso Thomas Castilho, whose book Slave Emancipation and Transformations in Brazilian Political Citizenship, has won both the 2018 Bolton Prize (best book on Latin American History) and the2018 Dean Prize (best book on Brazilian history) from the American Historical Association.

Congratulations to James Monroe and David Wright, whose book Butterflies of Pennsylvania, won the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award, nature guidebook category. More information.

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