The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg’s Fall 2017 Written/Spoken Series kicks off with nonfiction writer Marissa Landrigan and poet and prose writer Scott Silsbe on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Hall. The reading is free and open to the public. A book sale and signing, as well as an open mic, will follow the readings.
Marissa Landrigan is the author of the memoir A Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat, which describes Landrigan’s journey of converting from vegetarianism to being an “ethical omnivore.” Her creative nonfiction has been published in a number of places, including The Atlantic, Salon, The Rumpus, and Creative Nonfiction. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State University and is currently working as an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown. There, she teaches creative, digital, and professional writing.
Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit and now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems and prose have appeared in numerous periodicals, including Kitchen Sink, Third Coast, Words Dance, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Six Gallery Press published his first full-length collection of poems, Unattended Fire, in 2012. Low Ghost Press published his second full-length poetry collection, The River Underneath the City, in 2013. His most recent collection of poems, Muskrat Friday Dinner, was just published by White Gorilla Press.
Written/Spoken is a reading series that brings nationally-known poets and writers to the Pitt-Greensburg campus. Undergraduate student writers participate in readings 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, MFA, professor of English and Creative Writing, by phone at 724-836-7481 or email at email@example.com.