The Spring 2017 Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken Series welcomes author and poet Steve Henn Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in 102 Lynch Hall. Pitt-Greensburg students Matt Burch, Ali Dimoff, and Samantha Pritts open the event, reading from their own work. A book sale and signing follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.
Steve Henn authored what he refers to as the brand-spanking-new “Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year” (Wolfson Press). This book of verse chronicles the absurdity of daily life and is illustrated by drawings and paintings by his four children, to whom the book is dedicated. Henn’s two previous poetry books were published by NYQ Books and, with poets Oren Wagner and Don Winter, he used to edit a gritty small press magazine called “Fight These Bastards.”
Matt Burch, Ali Dimoff and Samantha Pritts are Creative and Professional Writing majors who are currently working on their Writing Capstones. Burch is working in creative nonfiction, Dimoff is a fiction writer, and Pritts is a poet. Their readings will be excerpts from work done for their capstones. As part of their capstone projects, these students will join their classmates in releasing their first chapbooks at a special reading and book signing on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Hempfield Room (Chambers Hall, Pitt-Greensburg). As with all Creative and Professional Writing Program events, the event is free and open to the public.
The Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken series 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 the Pitt-Greensburg Creative and Professional Writing Program and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Professor Lori Jakiela at 724-836-7481 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.