Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken Reading Series closes 2010 with Karen Lillis and Nancy Krygowski

Karen Lillis and Nancy Krygowski close the fall semester of Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/Spoken Series on Tuesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. in the Village Coffeehouse.

 

The night opens with novelist, freelance writer, and small press advocate Karen Lillis. She is the author of the novels "i, scorpion" and "The Second Elizabeth" and of the illustrated novella, "Magenta's Adventures Underground.” Lillis was included in the 2008 anthology of women writers, "Wreckage of Reason.”

 

Her short-short story, "The Walker" was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her article on the small presses of Pittsburgh was nominated for a Golden Quill Press Award in 2007. She has read her work extensively across the US, in New York City, and in Paris. In 2001, she was a writer in residence at Shakespeare and Company, Paris.

 

With a Master's in Studio Art from New York University and a Master's in Library and Information Science from University of Pittsburgh, Lillis is currently writing a monthly column of her years as a bookstore clerk at UndiePress.com, and works as Program Assistant to the Cultural Studies Program at University of Pittsburgh.

 

Poet Nancy Krygowski’s first book, “Velocity,” was chosen for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press.  She is co-founder and assistant artistic director of Pittsburgh’s Gist Street Reading Series.

 

Krygowski is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, a Pittsburgh Foundation Grant, awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, plus residencies from Jentel, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

 

A native of Youngstown, OH, she is an adult literacy and ESL instructor for Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Her work has appeared in “Prairie Schooner,” “River Styx,” “Southern Poetry Review,” and “5 A.M.”

 

Written/Spoken Series is Pitt-Greensburg’s monthly reading series. It offers readings on the last Tuesday of every month beginning in October in order to bring local and nationally-known poets and writers to campus for readings and workshops. The series is sponsored by the University’s writing program and is free and open to the public. All readings in the series begin at 7 p.m. in the campus coffeehouse, located in Village Hall. Book signings and receptions follow all events.

 

For more information about the series or about the Writing Program at Pitt-Greensburg, contact Lori Jakiela, associate professor of English, at 724-836-7481 or email loj@pitt.edu.

 

Publication Date

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:50pm

Summary

Karen Lillis and Nancy Krygowski close the fall semester of Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/Spoken Series on Tuesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. in the Village Coffeehouse.