Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Third Thursday Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere

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We loved Ng's 2014 debut, Everything I Never Told You, and we think her sophomore release is even better. Little Fires Everywhere deals with themes of identity, family, class, and centers around secrets and suspicion. It's a page-turner, and though you'll want to savor Ng's accomplished prose, you might just read this one in a single sitting. 

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Feminist Book Club: The Power

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About Naomi Alderman's latest offering, Margaret Atwood says, "Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything." A recommendation from Atwood (and one with exclamation points, at that) is good enough for us. Plus, Tyler says it's awesome and it will probably be his staff pick, as well. AND the editors over at the gray lady just picked it as one of their top 10 of 2017 as well, so. The premise: women develop the power to literally shock, a la electric eels, and because of this new strength, become dominant in society. 

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Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Versify GRAND FINALE Reading!

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The great Bob Walicki has been curating the Versify reading series for over five years, featuring Pittsburgh's most talented poets, and bringing in many amazing out-of-town cameos as well. He says: "I would like to thank you all, for your support and your poems.  There are no words to express how much it has meant to me to provide this forum for so many poets!" It is our honor to host the final reading, which features Krista Cox, John Fantin, Brianne Griffith, RB Mertz, and Adriana Ramirez. It should be one for the ages!

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pittsburgh Poetry Review #MeToo Benefit Reading

News today got you wanting to do something positive? Local poets Judith Volmer, Teddi Salsgiver, Ellen Mcgrath Smith, Jill Khoury, Rachel Mennies, Leslie Anne Mcilroy, and Ava C. Cipri will be raising their voices, as well as raising money to benefit Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, a local organization dedicated to assisting victims of sexual abuse and ending sexual violence in our community. 

Sexual violence can affect anyone. If you are the victim of rape or sexual assault, or want to help someone who has been, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) is here to help. Their experienced, trained, counselors and advocates provide services that are completely confidential, and just a phone call away: 1-866-363-7273. 

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Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Fifth Annual Holiday Book Sale @ Stephen Foster Community Center

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Catch us offsite at the Stephen Foster Community Center, where Karen's Book Row is hosting the FIFTH Annual Holiday Book Sale. "It features Steel City’s favorite indie book vendors (including US!), and is a great way for holiday shoppers to browse a wide variety of books from Pittsburgh’s knowledgeable literary curators. Both new and gently used, indie bestsellers and one of a kind finds, titles by local authors and books on spectacular sale. Fiction, poetry, mysteries, creative nonfiction, art books, children’s books, graphic novels, and much more. This event is also a great way to showcase and celebrate the best of Pittsburgh’s own literary indies: Indie bookstores, indie publishers, and small press authors."

Check out the event's Facebook page for more info: click!

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Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Mennies, Russell, Klahr Poetry Reading

Pittsburgh, come join us for a night of poetry and joy at the start of December! Featuring readers Sophie Klahr (Meet Me Here At Dawn), Lauren Russell (What's Hanging on the Hush), and Rachel Mennies (The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards). Poets will have their books available for sale (and nobody's ever lamented receiving a book of poetry for the holidays, so...).

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Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Pitt Speakeasy

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Current Pitt MFA candidates Rachel Ann Brickner, Anna Claire, and Brennan Chambre will be reading at White Whale as part of our regular series. As always, there will be free drinks + snacks. Maybe some holiday music too! Definitely some Mariah Carey. And perhaps an afterparty!

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Pittsburgh Poetry Review #MeToo Benefit Reading

News today got you wanting to do something positive? Local poets Kayla Sargeson, Jamilla Rice, Emily Mohn-Slate, Kelly Andrews, Brittany Hailer, and R/B Mertz will be raising their voices, as well as raising money to benefit Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, a local organization dedicated to assisting victims of sexual abuse and ending sexual violence in our community. 

Sexual violence can affect anyone. If you are the victim of rape or sexual assault, or want to help someone who has been, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) is here to help. Their experienced, trained, counselors and advocates provide services that are completely confidential, and just a phone call away: 1-866-363-7273. 

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Lauren Russell Book Launch

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Join us for the launch of What’s Hanging on the Hush (Ahsahta) by esteemed Pittsburgh poet, Lauren Russell. A 2017 NEA Creative Writing Fellow, she has also received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, VIDA/The Home School, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is Assistant Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Feminist Book Club: My Own Words

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This month we'll be reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg's My Own Words, an autobiography about the Supreme Court Justice's impressive experience as a pioneer for women in her field. Her grit, intelligence, and stamina is truly incredible. ALL proceeds from Feminist Book Club go toward Planned Parenthood.

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