Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/Spoken Series welcomes poet Karen Rigby for a reading and book signing on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the campus’s Fireside Lounge. The reading and signing are free and open to the public.
Rigby is the author of “Chinoiserie,” which won the 2011 Sawtooth Poetry Prize from Ahsahta Press. She has received a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, and a Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council artist opportunity grant. Her work has appeared in journals such as “Black Warrior Review,” “Washington Square,” and “New England Review.” One of the founding editors of Cerise Press, an international, online poetry journal published from 2009-2013, she currently freelances in Gilbert, Arizona.
Pitt-Greensburg senior English Writing major Tessa Sarver will open the event. Sarver will read from her Capstone thesis-in-progress, a novel about a young woman who inherits her family’s farm against her wishes and slowly comes to terms with her father’s death.
Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/Spoken series is a monthly reading series that brings nationally-known poets and writers to campus. Undergraduate student writers often open each reading with 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, call 724-836-7481 or e-mail email@example.com.