Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/Spoken Series welcomes poet and nonfiction writer Karen Dietrich on Tuesday, February 27, at 6 p.m. in Village Hall 118. The reading is free and open to the public; a book sale and signing will follow the reading.
Dietrich is a Pitt-Greensburg alumnus and an adjunct English instructor at Westmoreland County Community College. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, “Girl Factory,” two chapbooks of poetry, and an essay collection. Her individual poems and essays have appeared in the “Pittsburgh City Paper,” “Nerve,” the “Bellingham Review,” the “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,” “PANK Magazine,” and elsewhere.
She lives in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and plays in the indie-rock band Essential Machine with her husband and son.
Opening for Dietrich will be Pitt-Greensburg Creative and Professional Writing majors Shelby Newhouse and Samantha Cook. Both writers are completing their Senior Capstone theses this semester and will read from their work.
The Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken series brings nationally known poets and writers to the campus. It also gives undergraduate students the ability to participate in readings, network with other writers, and give performances of their own work. The series is sponsored by Pitt-Greensburg’s Creative & Professional Writing Program and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, please contact Lori Jakiela, professor of English and Creative Writing, by phone at 724-836-7481 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.